I am listening to crows. I am listening to lots of peacocks, more than I remember hearing other years from neighbors a few properties away. I am looking at my newly mown lawn (what I did today). A catbird calls. There's enough of an inversion that I'm hearing lots of traffic noise from a couple of miles away on Rt 7 as if it were much closer.
The chickens are still scratching. They don't want to go inside yet. The cats are out trolling and patrolling. Thomas is sitting under a bush, but he hurt his paw in a fight last night.
The Dude tells me a mouse couple has moved into the frog's birdhouse down by the chicken coop.
And the peepers get increasingly louder as the light fades. Noticeably so. Like turning up the volume on the stereo. I love this.