They were the strongest at the end of the first week. All up the side of our 8-story office building. Buzzing by 5th-floor windows. Underfoot as you walked on the sidewalk. Flying by the car while driving down the street, even the expressway.
Then they slowly dwindled. Not so much underfoot, but still a constant hum in the background.
That hum was still there early this week.
Today, it was gone.
I'm sure there will be sporadic sightings for a little while yet, but for the most part, the cicadas are gone. Until the next time -- 17 years from now.