I somehow missed your posts MM?! The cicada larva was ready for flight in an hour? I'd love to see that happen!
That cabin sounds perfect. I love the mountains almost as much as the beach.
Dubs, it was approximately an hour. i was so mesmerized i lost track of the exact time. When it first flew up to the pitcher it looked a little awkward and strained. It stayed there most of the day, then disappeared.
BTW, your bear shoots reminded me - i've spent a BIG part of my life in the woods and have never seen a bear. At the cabin last week, i looked out from the back deck at daybreak and thought i saw one at the edge of a clearing, about 50 yards away. i didn't want to disturb it but kept a close eye on it. As it got lighter outside, i saw that it was only a shadow in a rhododendron thicket!