It is August 23 as I write. The fall is nearing here in Colorado. In our household we love this season and anticipate the cooler weather with soups and breads, nights of worshipping as a family in music and song downstairs by the fire.
My son Austin, sketched this divine creature ” The cricket”. This insect ugly as it might be, captures my heart as there appears to be a chorus heard in the much later summer and early fall evenings.
Their contined chorusing behavior in which they sing all at once and in a sychronizing rhythm of call can be heard in the later evening when it is much quieter. The cricket is some times called the temperature cricket. Try the following experiment and see what you find.
By counting the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add it to 37 you get an approximate temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.
Here is our count: We counted 26 and added it to 37 to make 63. It happened to be 66 outside around 9:00 p.m. or so. It was pretty accurate.