Do you ever really listen

To the noises in your yard?

There are many things to hear

If you listen very hard.

See, there is a woodpecker

Tap-tapping on a tree.

Ta-tap-tap-tap, ta-tap-tap-tap,

He’s telling you and me.

Now listen by those flowers.

You can hear a buzzing sound.

Bu-buzz-buzz-buzz, bu-buzz-buzz-buzz,

A bee is buzzing ’round.

Then when it is growing dark

And the sun’s gone from the sky,

Ca-crick-crick-cricket, ca-crick-crick-cricket

Sings an evening lullaby.

Photo by Eldon Linschoten