Ah, sometimes it’s good to be back home. While I had a great time away, it’s still nice to be back. One thing I kind of missed was the constant shreeking of the swifts. Instead I could listen to the more tuneful tweeting of a family of redstarts. After a week away, there are two new background noises. The grillon (crickets) at night, and children playing in swimming pools during the day. All that’s missing are the cicadas and tennis on the radio. The sounds of the summer.
Which made me think of the song The Sounds of the Summer by errr, the Clash, maybe? But no. Once again, for the past thirty years, I’ve misheard the lyrics of another tune. It is in fact, The Sounds of the Suburbs, by The Members (remember them? me neither!) Nothing like a bit of 1970s punk to start the week. Enjoy 🙂