I walked outside for a smoke a little while ago and was almost overwhelmed by the sounds. There is a small wooded area between our house and the houses on the next street over that runs the length of the street. The sounds emanating from the trees were a mixture of tree frogs and cicadas. Melodies moved through the trees in waves back and forth as if in a contest to see which group could overpower the other with their strange brand of music.

Normally I can go out and hear them in the evening but never have they been quite so loud as they were tonight.

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