My spouse and I were walking on the Vestal Rail Trail, and suddenly we realized something was missing.
There are sounds and smells you associate with each of the four seasons in upstate New York. But today,on the 2nd of August, there was something missing - crickets.
Last week, we walked there, and didn't hear the crickets.
Turns out, in my blog, I've recorded what I've come to call "C" day. Here are three past entries:
July 30, 2009
July 22, 2010
July 30, 2011
Today, as we got to one end of the rail trail, we thought we heard some. At least, it isn't cause for concern yet. It's "only" August 2, so we still have time. And, we actually had a late spring, so this may have something to do with it.
If only it was an endless summer.
But the goldenrod is blooming. The blackberries are ripening. Can the crickets be far behind?