Any Day Now

It looks like the first of our backyard sunflowers (to survive being stealthily beheaded by marauding squirrels who’ve de-budded three of them — the damn varmints!) is juuuuuust about ready to open up. The bud’s been playing peek-a-boo this way for a couple days and I’m hopeful we’re but a day or so away from it opening up and saying aha!

The evenings have brought us a bloom of another variety entirely. Beginning the first night of the heat wave last week, we’ve been sweetly serenaded by crickets, at a level unlike anything I’ve heard in the backyard in the six years I’ve lived here. Have a listen:

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."