This evening I've got a sprinkler going on the front lawn, though the lawn is still lush and green and doesn't need irrigating yet. I'm just hoping to soak some of the pollen that has collected on it so it won't blow around. Now if I can stay awake long enough to remember that the sprinkler is on and turn it off in a while. Leaving it on too long would be disastrous for my water bill. Because of the rather dry winter and spring, the rates have been increased.
Frogs can still be heard croaking nearby, but the crickets still haven't started chirping. It seems very odd to have such warm evenings without the crickets making music. Now that the pollen is dampened, I'm going to leave the front windows open. The day managed to get the house pretty warm, and the cool air is nice.
Wait! I'm now hearing a single cricket! It sounds like it is under the camellia bush right outside my window. I hope some of his friends show up for the party.