Reader, I could close my eyes and tell you exactly the season any time of year. If my nose doesn't give it away first, my ears pick up the hum and buzz.
Crickets--rhythmically lulling me to sleep. What is cozier than a cricket's chirp?
The slap-bang of screen doors.
The snap of beans pulled free from the vine, the gentle thud as they land in my bucket.
Morning birds, finches, robins, sparrows, swallows, doves--but NOT the crow's jarring caw!
The crack when the bat hits the ball and the slow building roaring cheer when the crowd realizes--then reacts..
Splashing water, the ker-plunk of a cannonball, the sploosh of a dive, the squirt of a water gun's ammunition hitting the mark.
Ice cubes clinking in a glass.
The steady gust from a window fan, the tiny rattle as it vibrates.
Spill it, reader. Your favorite summer sound.