We spent the weekend at my sister’s cottage and I finally felt like it was a proper summer weekend. We had such terrible weather in July that it didn’t really feel like summer. But while at the cottage, I realized that it wasn’t just the warmth of the sun on my face I had been missing. What had really been missing were the sounds of summer…
Cicadas! A fabulous summer sound! Such small insects, such big sound! I heard them this weekend and realized they had been missing all summer. It just hadn’t been warm enough to get them going and to hear their buzzing sound.
When I was a kid, I would hear the buzzing sound and I thought it was the telephone wires making the sound. I thought it meant someone inside was using the phone… And people seemed to use the phone a lot in the summer! What can I say? As children, we often try to make sense of the world around us, we just often don’t have enough information for things to really make sense!
I also heard my favorite summer sound this weekend.
I love loons. They seem to be on every lake in Northern Ontario. So often have I been out kayaking and been able to paddle quite close before they dive. They seem so calm, and majestic. Well, when in the water that is. 🙂
I heard the loons around 5:30 am. They just went on and on… Waking up to loon calls is such an integral part of summer for this girl from Northern Ontario. Now that I no longer live close to a lake, I had forgotten just how haunting their call is. It was nice to hear them this weekend. I felt closer to home.
So what are the sounds of summer for you?