We were driving to Japanese class last night at dusk, and a huge black bird was flying along side the car. No. Wait. That's a....oh my god, that's a BAT. Bats instead of birds. They are everywhere. This one was like a Gunner bat, nice and round around the belly, no doubt from sucking children's blood. They hang out in the trees, come out at night.
In other trees, the cicadas loom large. These are knarly bugs, although I haven't actually witnessed one up close. By the sound coming from certain trees, you'd think there were thousands and we are being visited by a plague. Here's a video of the sound.
John has a 4 day weekend for the fourth. We're off to the Tori Wine fest and AMERIKA fest. Photos to follow. Happy fourth of July!!!