Dry summers cause cracks in the ground, which gives crickets plenty of room to lay their eggs.
Once the moisture hits, those eggs hatch.The little harbingers of evening are everywhere and they chirp ALL DAY LONG! It is driving me mad! I had no idea crickets appeared any other time than evening in the summer. Their chirping was always a signal that it was time to go home when we were kids playing outside in the neighborhood. I can only assume they are now a signal that it is, once again, time to go home. Inevitably one...or ten get into the house and start chirping. My quest is to find them and smash their little bodies into silence. Finding them is not an easy task for a person who only hears with one ear. Stereo hearing would be very helpful in locating the little buggars. I'm like a crazed woman stalking the incessant chirping every night before I go to bed. No crickets all summer and then Labor Day came and bam! Crazy chirping crickets by the thousand... all chirping their little legs off and telling me it is the evening of another summer. Time to go home...before I go mad!
|Rain shower responsible for the birth of a million crickets?!|
Not wanting to close on a downer note, I'll leave you with a few September photo gems, because September really is a lovely month up here...even if there are a million chirping crickets annoying me while I clean the fridge out and pack my bags.
|It's a month of happy flowers!|
|I can pick this many cherry tomatoes every day. |
There are almost as many cherry tomatoes as crickets!
|Not a bad day for mowing!|
|And if you are lucky, you get to visit Prince Edward Island|
find this cool rock, and take silly pictures!
September isn't too bad after all!
Just please make the chirping stop!!!!!!!