Geoff called me as I was driving home from meeting with Cindy from RAPTOR, and said excitedly, "Do you have the camera with you? I can't find it. There's a really weird bug in the back yard!" I told him to put a cup over it and I would be home in a few minutes. It was a cicada, one of the annual or "dog-day" cicadas, not a 17 year cicada. Thank goodness.
As I was leaving tonight for the meeting, the whole family was outside to wave goodbye. It was a little ridiculous, but sweet none the less. It was like I was about to hike over the Himalayas, instead of drive 6 miles.