Friday, July 19, 2013

Change in the Air

It has been hot, hot, hot. Yesterday the temperature at our house got up to 99°F, with a heat index ("feels like" temperature) of 106°. 

That has heated the pool nicely. It was about 87° when Lynne and I took a swim around 8:30 p.m. 

While swimming some leisurely laps I noticed the fireflies are about done. A few remain, mostly high in the trees. Their lights seem to be brighter and stay on longer than earlier in the season. Desperation, perhaps. The need to attract a mate before it is too late. Because, they will be gone within a few days, I'm sure. 

But, the (non-17-year) cicadas are starting to buzz. Pretty soon the air will be filled with their buzzing and chirping -- a real sign of mid-summer.

The bats are busy, too. They've been around for a while, and we see 3--maybe 4--in the evening swooping over the open back yard and pool. Eating bugs, I hope. Maybe they are a huge contributor to our lack of mosquitos.

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Posted under: New Jersey • by Rick on 07/19/2013 at 07:18 AM
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