21 Comments

Oh how I loved this! I was completely transported! The quote/poem was so lovely too! I wish that I could hug you!

Expand full comment
founding

The sound of crickets (and cicadas) carries me back to some of my favorite times and places, but I'm honing in on 'Retrospects' in Emily Dickinson's poem. Today is 'Michaelmas;' last night, I read about 'Michaelmas daisies' in a P. D. James mystery. What a surprise to find out that Michaelmas daisies are what the British call 'asters!' I found the following unattributed passage from a poem: 'The Michaelmas daisies, among dead weeds, Bloom for St. Michael's valorous deeds . . . '

Wishing you all a day full of beauty and joyful color tucked into unexpected places : -)

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

Not sure; I don't know 'cricket' as well as 'cicada' , making predictions or clamoring for monsoon rains here in So AZ, but I do hear something that might be "Welcome", "Please, watch where you step, I don't really want to hop if I don't have to" and "Did you bring any leaves or plants, for that matter, from your garden to nibble on?" Not sure though; kind of hard to make out when they're all talking at the same time ...

Expand full comment
founding
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

I could listen to the bell buoy all day❣️Is the bay pretty choppy today?? Love the crickets too. (In my yard there are frogs, altho this time of year, just one 🤷🏻‍♀️) I’ll bet the crickets are rejoicing in the new Season and encouraging us to rejoice as well!

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

What a fabulous combo! Gorgeous trees, the sound of crickets and Emily Dickenson!! My father-in-law was alive he for some reason just hated crickets it used to make my husband and I laugh so hard at how flustered he would get over them. Now anytime I hear them I can't help but giggle and think of him.

Expand full comment

What a wonderful legacy he left you!

Expand full comment

Don't know if any of you have heard this - someone took the cricket sounds and slowed them way down, and the result is beautiful. Here's the youtube link if you want to hear what the crickets are saying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP6JGlv32nw

Expand full comment
author

WHOA...

Expand full comment

Oh wow that was so beautiful!!

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

I think they are wishing my hubby a happy 50th birthday today! But I'm a little selfish like that, he is so very dear to me. :)

Expand full comment
author

They are definitely wishing him a happy birthday! As am I!

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

I learned to speak cricket during the 6-months that crickets were using the area under my fridge as an AirBnB. But it was a different dialect.

Expand full comment
author

I've heard that they have different dialects. Oh well.

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

I especially love the greetings and salutations of the buoy. 💕

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

Hey! You over there! Where did Summer go???

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

They're saying slow down, enjoy this moment.

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

How wonderfully relaxing! I need to save this one somehow so I can play it again when I need a moment of calm.

Expand full comment
founding
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

The game is afoot!

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

Whatever it is, they are excited and want us to listen and learn !

Expand full comment
Sep 29, 2022Liked by Clara Parkes

"summer's lease is all too short"

Expand full comment