So many things are happening in garden right now, so many flowers are blooming or are on the way to blooming that I am at a loss of photographing them, taking down notes or taking care of them. More information about them will be coming slowly later on, especially as I prepare to write the summer season celebration meme for Donna of Gardens Eye View. So, I am cheating today by posting a painting. All my painting involves nature -- animals, forest, flower, sea-beach, mountains, meadows, etc. Oil and acrylic are my favorite medium. Do you like painting?
Cicadas are here in many parts of NJ (coming out of the soil after 17 years) though they are not here in our town. I went to a town about 20 minutes drive from here, closer to the NYC. The sound of the cicada was deafening; one has to experience it as words can't describe it; it is enough to say that the sound can make anyone stop in their path, stand still and get mesmerized by the sound. Here are the cuties on my hand and what happens to them when they die.