Although, summer doesn’t officially start until the 20th, I think it has come a little early this year… For me, summer begins when the cicadas “arrive”. Remember, those large winged insects that leave their exoskeletons all over your tree trunks and hum the tune of summer in spite of the humidity and the roaring heat? Today I found one of those beastly insects newly emerged from its shell on my gladiola leaf. So I thought I would share with you my beginning shot of summer. Enjoy!