6 June 2006

Jeremy mailed me a copy of An Almanac for Moderns by Donald Culross Peattie. It's a 1980 reprint with an afterword by Lewis Thomas and nice zodiacal engravings by Charles H. Joslin. Funny, I'd just noticed the first buzzing cicadas this weekend, perhaps the early emerger Okanagana?

I biked around trying to get one on record. Eventually, I realized that the clacket of my bike was drowning out the cicada trills. I heard a few when I started walking but in all my videos, they're invariably drowned out on the recordings, by cars, aircraft, mockingbirds. Maybe if you turn the volume all the way up…

Thanks Mr. Helm!

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