Katydid or Katy didn't?
I love katydids! Not the way they look, though. Oh my heck, no. They resemble very large grasshoppers that were laying on their sides in the middle of the freeway and got run over by a Mack truck!
Truth be told, they're actually quite ugly. But, I can overlook their looks because I love the way they sing. On an early fall night like tonight, they produce an orchestra of sound that swells out from the bushes and trees.
It doesn't sound quite like a chirp-- like crickets make -- and it doesn't sound quite like the buzz of bees. It's a chirpy, ringing tone that sounds only like a katydid.
Whether or not katydid or didn't make sounds at your place tonight, I hope one of these first fall nights, you'll have the opportunity to hear her sing again.
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