July 25, 2016

Summer Thunderstorms:
The Sounds of Summer

Wind Speed: 15 knots
Wind Direction: Out of the south
Condition: Chest high
Ocean Temp: 75 F
Wave Height: 3 ft
UV Index: 9

Storm, thunder and lightning bolts greeted the morning here and went on for a long while.
It is sunny right now and hot but Mr.Weatherman promises more storms as the day goes on.
I can hear rolling thunder off in the distance.  I love that sound if I am safe inside at home.

The stormy sky

Isn't it interesting how sounds and smell can trigger feelings in us?
I find comfort in thunderstorms, the scent of cedar and pine in the woods and the salty air.
The sounds of dogs barking in the night, carousel music and lawns being mowed are all happy sounds for me.
The  clank of the rigging on a sailboat as it hits against the mast... heavenly to me.
The scent of violets and lily of the valley.
Gas lamps glowing on the street, house lights reflecting  off the docks into the water.
Lightning bugs (fireflies)  at night, cicadas in the heat of the day, peepers(tiny tiny frogs) in early summer.
The call of seagulls dipping and diving on the wind.
The splash of a fish as it breaches the water and the gentle rustling of the wind through the trees on a lazy summer afternoon.

What sights, sounds and smells  bring up feelings or memories for you?
Why don't you post about it and let us know!


  1. Hi Annie, I love, love, love this post!!! Happy Monday and God bless you! xo

    1. Thanks Pam,glad you liked it!

  2. Hi Annie! We are in the same weather pattern! I love your descriptions, and I can agree I love them as you do!

  3. Wonderful header-so good to see Old Barney!
    It is indeed the simple things that bring real happiness .
    I share your list and add the sound of a baby's delighted belly laugh,of surf breaking on the shore and that scent of salt air so intense you can taste it in the back of your throat...and the heady fragrance of my favorite rose .
    Thanks for the memories!

  4. I love this post Annie. What a great idea about posting what sounds and smells bring comfort to a person. I share a lot of your favorites. I've written a poem about my favorite smells now I'll have to write one about favorite sounds too. :) Have a great day ahead dear friend. Hugs

  5. I certainly agree with you. Sounds and scents can take me back! I love the smell of rain on wet pavement. When I was a child, I would sit on our back porch when it rained and smell the rain on our driveway. Lilacs take me back to school days in upstate NY. I also love hearing thunder in the distance. Rain, to me is so refreshing and I like to hear it patter on the roof. Have a great day, my friend.


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