The school next door’s camp festivities today involved very loud music and an electronic bullhorn (to talk to about 40 kids, mind). Some kind of line dance. There were the usual irritations, too — leaf blowers (against the law in the summer here), garbage trucks, and not one but two near neighbors with hired hands running power tools all day.
I’ve just pulled out the wireless earbuds and feel wrung out, relieved.
The good news is that the heat broke. Now that it’s quiet, I can open all the upstairs windows again.
I’m just scrolling around looking for tree photos.