Cicadas

Headwaters Sketchbook — Cicadas buzz-saw through the silence of a sweltering August mid-afternoon.

June 15, 2010 | | Back Issues | Departments | Environment | Headwaters Sketchbook | Summer 2010

The Summer 2010 edition of the Headwaters Sketchbook, with cicadas singing on a sweltering midafternoon.

By Linda McLaren

Location: A backyard in Dufferin
Date: August 5
Time: 2pm
Weather: Hot and muggy, 30 degrees Celsius

It begins:

“The stillness which only mid-afternoon on the fourth day of a heat wave can bring is broken by the penetrating buzz of an electric saw. No, it’s really a dog-day cidada….”

Click on the image below to view Linda McLaren’s HEADWATERS SKETCHBOOK for Summer 2010.

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