when did I last play
(NaHaiWriMo prompt: Music)
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13 thoughts on “April 9 (Cicada Trill)”
the rain on the roof
with flute accompaniment
I love this one. I grew up with cicadas. These days its tree frogs. 🙂
Tree frogs! You’ll have to tell me what they sound like, I have no experience with them.
Wow. Hadn’t really thought about how to describe them. Let’s see … you know the ribbed wooden instrument drummers use sometimes. They run the stick over it, kind of a washboard sound. Its a bit like that, but only because there are so many singing at once. Its much higher pitched that pond frogs. A bit more like crickets in pitch. I’m sure there is a recording online somewhere. If you dig around my blog, there’s a haiku about them. We still have cicadas here, but they don’t dominate as they did in Texas.
Where is this, Yousei? Obviously I need to find someplace where this is going on.
For me, these frog songs are in Michigan. I’m sure there around other places too. I must say that they can get pretty loud here. I’ve heard them inside our house if I’m standing near a shut window. I’ve taken quite a liking to them though. They’ve become a part of the spring checklist.
Michigan?! Wow, I was thinking this must be someplace exotic … I wonder if those things are in Wisconsin anywhere. I’ve never heard of them around here. On a mission now…
oh. i couldnt resist:
the sound of a tree frog
hmmmm. must be a green day.
the sound of a tree frog
heck. looks like i’m just not going to get the sound of a tree frog.
altho they are about as varied as any other variety of frogs.
oops. i hope i didnt supplant your reply Yousei Hime. yikes. do i post this or not? sheesh.
Wow…how cool. Must go someplace where those hang out someday. Have to say, though, I love, love, love cicadas. That incessant, two-month-long drone that not only signifies but almost seems to enforce summer.
I’m glad you posted it. I’m going to check it out too. 🙂
That link was great! I have to say, I’ve never heard a single frog, only dozens and dozens. Our property is sandwiched between a natural lake and a swamp. Lots of courting going on around us. 🙂
I like this.
Also it coincides with this gif I have had open for two days: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Cicada_molting_animated-2.gif
Just can’t stop watching it.
Wow. Wow. That is totally amazing. I watched that for several minutes myself. Mesmerizing. Got to be some kind of haiku in there….