Hum of Cicadas

Hello from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Thursday, May the 2nd, 2024.

It’s a great day.

I’ve taken the day off of work so that I can join the family and attend the graduation ceremony of our daughter, Anna.

Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the School of Nursing, getting a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

So proud of her.

I’d love more to say and describe over on the Zeicher Chronicles, but for now, I wanted to step outside.

It’s late morning and I’m in the woods in front of our house, and I’m just going to let the sound record here.

You can hear the robins and other birds, and more importantly, the thrum, the throb, the hum of the cicadas.

Just a gorgeous day.

And I’m standing on a rock here in the woods, and right in front of me is a maple tree.

And on the branches of the maple tree are locusts, not locusts, cicada skins.

So clearly the cicadas have been around and molting.

And I see at least probably 10 skins here on the undersides of the maple branches.

Pretty cool.

Pretty cool.

All right.

Anywhere, wherever you are today, I hope you are well and healthy and happy.

Have a great day.

Anton Zuiker @antonzuiker