High Temperature: 89F Low Temperature: 66F Sunrise: 6:11 am Sunset: 8:42 pm Humidity: 52% Wind: n 14 mph Chance of Rain: 30%
As I hung the laundry up on this lovely, windy day, the whistling pole in the back yard provided a pleasing soundtrack. The pole knows only a few notes in a key I cannot identify, but I've come to enjoy the understated tune(s).
Several years ago, the public utility company appeared and deemed that the original wood pole needed to be replaced. It looked perfectly fine to us, but off it went and in its place was erected a metal pole with several small holes drilled into it. On the first windy day, we puzzled at a new, throaty, just audible sing-song sound coming from behind the house. A melodious layer had been added to the birdsong, the percussion of the oil-pump pumping, the crickets, and the rustling leaves. The notes were coming from the large flute or perhaps oboe that had replaced the dull and soundless wooden pole.
Critter note: Watering my herb boxes this morning, I saw something pale hopping around the ajuga. The half-inch long creature was a praying mantis - a "baby" I assume.