The road ahead of me shimmers in the heat of the July sun. A lone cicada drones out from an unseen location in the trees that grow on the banks of Peter’s Creek. His only drive is to find out if he’s the last of the 17 year brood. My foot drags slightly on the hot pavement causing me to kick up a small stone. As the pebble comes to rest what looks like a piece of debris springs into the air revealing papery wings. The wings are dark brown with yellow margins that flash slightly as they oscillate. The buzzing noise they make as they carry the insect is reminiscent of a rattlesnake. The grasshopper’s auditory bluff startled me at first but but I had to laugh as saw him wing his way into the tall grass for cover. I noticed that Ironweed and Joe Pye weed are beginning to reach for the sky and some even have the hard little knots that will soon open and fill the air with a sweet aroma of late Summer and early Fall. A splash from the creek pulls my attention back to the other side of road and for a moment I wondered if the lone cicada had ended gi s season. But no, just then he starts up again. At last my eyes fall onto the hardy little Black-eyed Susans quietly looking up into deep blue of the mid summer sky as if searching for a sign from Heaven of their timing. I draw a little closer to the golden pedals and smile as I snap the shutter and grant immortality to their beauty. And in that moment they seem to smile back.
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