Monday, July 6, 2009

Dusk

It's that time of the evening when the dog next door isn't barking, there are no C-130s doing practice runs over the town, the train is still an hour away, no sirens, no helicopters leaving the hospital, and no thumping bass from the cars on Montgomery Avenue. It's the time of evening when the crickets start their songs. The lightning bugs are everywhere. The fading smell of the stargazers next to the front steps is still intoxicating. The air is beyond dry. Nothing moves. It's perfect.

6 comments:

FlowerLady said...

That was a nice reprieve as the morning traffic out front is winding up. I felt myself calming right down.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

Heather said...

That's how 5 am is to me in this part of Idaho. I love the quiet and peace that comes when none of the neighbors are up. Actually I think they sleep til noon so it lasts a while!

Anonymous said...

What a relaxing sound! I did not see anything on the video and kept wondering if something scary was going to jump out at the end once I was totally relaxed from the crickets...like a clown or big foot!

cat said...

love the crickets, didn't see any video but that's okay!

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

The video was taken at night, and I guess my cheap camera just can't pick up on the subtle flashes that are the lightning bugs. I wouldn't use it to scare anyone. I didn't even think of that. Shoot.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

The video was taken at night, and I guess my cheap camera just can't pick up on the subtle flashes that are the lightning bugs. I wouldn't use it to scare anyone. I didn't even think of that. Shoot.