Thursday, September 11, 2014


I can hear crickets outside.  This is kind of a surprise, when you think about it.  I live in a city.  Crickets seem more like a rural insect.  Or maybe I just think of them that way because I remember hearing them at my grandparents' house, in the countryside outside of Toronto.  Anyway, as long as they're out there instead of in here, more power to 'em, I guess.


susan said...

One of the fascinating aspects of van Gulik's Judge Dee novels was that many people kept crickets as pets - for their singing. Neat, eh?

There's lots around here these days too, but Halifax isn't what you'd call an overly built up city.

Ben said...

That drawing of a cricket housing made of a gourd is pretty. I'd never heard of that custom. It's definitely an interesting background subkect for a novel.

Halifax is the city she is.