Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sounds of Summer

Summer sounds for some it is the chirp of crickets on warm summer nights, or the ring of horseshoes tossed against the metal stake, the insistent whine of a mosquito trapped in the bedroom, or the high buzz of the cicadas in the dog days of August. Yes, we have all of those on the mountain, but the loudest and single most extraordinary sound of summer is the cacophony of Katydids. It starts out slow the first week of August, but soon the chorus will be so loud it will drown out every other night sound.

3 comments:

Kim said...

I heard them last night. At first it was only crickets, and then the first tentative, creaky note came. I wasn't even sure what it was at first, it took them a few tries to get fully into it. Then, sure enough..."Katydid,katydid." Like music to my ears!

deejbrown said...

I adore Katydid music and the background chorus. No choir can match them!

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