Cricket, Maine, United States by Lisa James

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After the long, cold and dark season of winter, summer in Maine is a welcome sight. It's our season to enjoy green grass, warm sun, colorful flower gardens and the glorious voices of our visiting songbirds. We also welcome the little creatures and the beautiful chirping sounds of our crickets. A cricket's chirp is a mating call. They use sound to navigate the dating scene. And when they're chirping, it's a male, calling for a female cricket by rubbing his wings together briskly. This delicate beauty was enjoying a long respite on my Rudbeckia flower petal during a late afternoon summer sunset. Did you know the cricket is a symbolism of good luck, wealth and prosperity? They are also a bearer of happiness and love in your life. I welcome the sight of crickets in my garden and greatly enjoy their high pitched serenade and am greatly looking forward to another warm summer and fall season in Maine.

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