John Fogarty & Smelly Crickets

So lately I’ve had the lyrics of John Fogarty & CCR stuck in my head “I want to know, have you ever seen the rain comin down on a sunny day” that and “Who’ll stop the rain”. I don’t recall it ever raining this much in the summer, actually it doesn’t feel like summer quite yet. It’s in the lower 70’s at night and we’ve barely hit the 90’s during the day (knocking on wood), but the humidity is a killer. Every time it rains now it pretty much causes flooding somewhere in our area. Zach wants to know why it keeps raining (every time we promise to take them to the pool) I can only come up with the Earth is really thirsty right now as an answer. The yard never looks mowed even if we just mowed it!

Not to gross anyone out, but dead crickets really stink. I had never experienced this phenomena before moving to Central Texas. Every year around late September or October the crickets come out in multitudes. When I lived in the dorms we would come up with every trick in the book to keep them out of our rooms. This year they seem to have come early, maybe because of the cooler temperatures, but when they die, and they do so in large numbers they smell horrid.

We did manage to get out to the park yesterday in between the rains for a little playtime so I’ll leave you with a few photos!

So lately I’ve had the lyrics of John Fogarty & CCR stuck in my head “I want to know, have you ever seen the rain comin down on a sunny day” that and “Who’ll stop the rain”. I don’t recall it ever raining this much in the summer, actually it doesn’t feel like summer quite yet. It’s in the lower 70’s at night and we’ve barely hit the 90’s during the day (knocking on wood), but the humidity is a killer. Every time it rains now it pretty much causes flooding somewhere in our area. Zach wants to know why it keeps raining (every time we promise to take them to the pool) I can only come up with the Earth is really thirsty right now as an answer. The yard never looks mowed even if we just mowed it!

Not to gross anyone out, but dead crickets really stink. I had never experienced this phenomena before moving to Central Texas. Every year around late September or October the crickets come out in multitudes. When I lived in the dorms we would come up with every trick in the book to keep them out of our rooms. This year they seem to have come early, maybe because of the cooler temperatures, but when they die, and they do so in large numbers they smell horrid.

We did manage to get out to the park yesterday in between the rains for a little playtime so I’ll leave you with a few photos!

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