You Are Here: Sultry Summer Sweeping Sweetly into Gentlest Sumptuous Night (with Cicada)

Summer Goodness © Catherine Rutgers 2012Hi, there. It’s Cat, at the tail end of a week-long vacation. A real vacation as in shutting things off, though not as in vacant of thought. This moment’s theme is having glided out of worry over sultry summer scheduling, as in being absent since early June.

Happily I’ve rolled along, back into one of the things I love most: romping in the fields of pixels resplendently arrayed on the screen. Hello there, new visitor and well-acquainted cohort alike. Please rest assured, I will always return, and know you’re on my mind even during the interlude. Now let’s dip in while sweeping sweetly into gentlest sumptuous night. Here you are.

One Cicada Gem-like Life © Catherine Rutgers 2012What Is What Is © Catherine Rutgers 2012One Cicada Life-like Gem © Catherine Rutgers 2012Grid Grab Yellow Blue © Catherine Rutgers 2012One Cicada Opal and Green © Catherine Rutgers 2012Everything Goodness © Catherine Rutgers 2012Art and text by Catherine Rutgers © 2012

About CatRutgers4Art

Original art by Catherine Rutgers, with musings on the media and the methods. Founded in 2010. “I believe in magic moments. Am not afraid to be sentimental, and adore a tweaked cliché. Two of my favorite pastimes are watching paint dry and observing green tendrils unfold.”
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3 Responses to You Are Here: Sultry Summer Sweeping Sweetly into Gentlest Sumptuous Night (with Cicada)

  1. Good morning, Lightningpen, whose tag line is “Imagination becomes art when passion tricks insecurity.” There’s a thought I can relate to, thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday.

  2. Susan Scutti says:

    beautiful photos of the cicada. what IS the meaning of all this teeming life?

    • Good morning, Susan, on this refreshingly, deliciously cool day. The awesome cicada was scanned at high resolution, 1200 pixels per inch. They fascinate me. Here’s a tidbit from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Insect Division: “Cicadas are flying, plant-sucking insects of the Order Hemiptera; their closest relatives are leafhoppers, treehoppers, and fulgoroids. Adult cicadas tend to be large (most are 25-50mm), with prominent wide-set eyes, short antennae, and clear wings held roof-like over the abdomen. Cicadas are probably best known for their conspicuous acoustic signals or ‘songs’, which the males make using special structures called tymbals, found on the abdomen. There may be as many as 3000 different cicada species worldwide.” ( Those “clear wings held roof-like over the abdomen” just drive me crazy. Love seeing the word ‘teem’ and the thought of becoming “filled to overflowing.” As for the meaning of it all? Je ne sais pas. But I sure do enjoy pondering.

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