I don’t know why but I keep hearing and noticing wrens around here this summer. Maybe they were common before and I just didn’t really notice them. I’m also noticing that I’m hearing a lot of cat birds singing which I don’t remember noticing as much before. The wrens though hare reminding me of going to Bonner’s with my grandparents. I spent many a warm or hot summer day outside playing there growing up and I don’t remember hearing many birds singing.
Last week was hot and humid with temperatures in the mid to upper nineties for a few days. Today in contrast to that is a much cooler day with temperatures only in the lower 70s. It’s been a strange day in which the weather is going from sunny and mild to a quick heavy shower then just like that the shower moves out and the skies clear only in time for more self destructing sunshine.
Today has been much cooler and very dry air in comparison to the recent days. It’s really got me thinking a lot of the times at the camp fire up the mountains when I was a kid. The temperature was always cooler up there than it would have been back in the Philly suburbs and in the evening the mountain breeze would kick in and drop the temperature pretty quick once the sun set.
This morning is a dark and chilly morning. There’s a light rain but with the temperatures in the upper 30s it feels like it could be snow. It feels chillier than it is because we really haven’t had all that much cool weather yet. The weather though is bringing back memories of hanging out with the guys at the mountains for the first week of buck season. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if it is snowing up there near Hazleton or will change to that just due to the higher elevation.
I had stumbled onto a website today Winamp Skin Museum. This site brought back lots and lots of memories.. Back in the late 90s I had upgraded my computer from a 486 that couldn’t quite play mp3s to on that had some sort of AMD processor in it. I want to think it was an AMD K6. The thing that relates to this post is it could process mp3s. The computer also had a larger hard drive.
The other day I got a message through Facebook from a friend at the mountains daughter. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve been to 8 bees and that long since I’ve seen him or his daughter. We drank lots of beers together and we went to see Black Sabbath in the mid 90s. I rode my quad all over the place with him on this three wheeler. I called him after she gave me his phone number and we caught up a bit.
Every once in a while I see a post or something that reminds me of old school ECW when it was still based in Philly. I had only discovered it by accident one evening in the mid 1990s I was looking for something to watch and came across this thing on TV called Extreme Championship Wrestling on the old sports channel. It looked interesting so I watched it. There was blood and weapons and didn’t look as blatantly fake as stuff I saw as a kid.
I was recently remembering some of the odd things I liked when I was growing up, particularly around elementary school age. One of those things was I liked plants but especially cacti because they were unusual or at least didn’t grow outside around here like your typical green leafed plants do. I probably learned about them in school or something but this type of plant was just something I found very fascinating.