I thought last year was supposed to be the big summer of the cicadas but I guess out here in the Western suburbs the little buggers didn't get the memo! They are out en masse and the volume of noise they make is really impressive. The name Cicada comes from the Latin word for "buzzer" but I think that if they'd had car alarms in ancient Rome we'd be calling these things "car alarm" in Latin.
I caught these two making sweet Cicada love on my driveway this afternoon. They didn't seem too embarrassed about the camera, but they did buzz a little when Piper came to investigate.