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Liza's picture
Liza says:

What sounds do you associate with summer?

I remember, as a kid, lying in bed and hearing the chirps of crickets and the , the cooing of mourning doves, and the dull roar of distant traffic punctuated by the occasional siren. That's a nostalgic mix for me.

Or how about the sounds of a good summer thunderstorm?

By the way, did you know that some cricket chirping frequencies vary according to temperature?

Here's more about those dog-day insects...

posted on Tue, 06/19/2007 - 12:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is very cool tell more

posted on Fri, 10/26/2007 - 10:11am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i like the sound of chirping birds too unless they do it all the time then it gets annoying

posted on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 3:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like hearing birds chirp in the morning.

posted on Sat, 11/10/2007 - 4:37pm
hermione's picture
hermione says:

my favrit sound is the music at the start of harry potter movies u know?


posted on Sat, 12/01/2007 - 3:01pm
kjh's picture
kjh says:

I LOVE thunderstorms!! They are so exciting

posted on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 2:35pm
Kelsey's picture
Kelsey says:

Summer thunderstorms are the very best part of summer(:
And I live in Florida. Shouldn't I be upset when my perfect beach weather is messed up? :P

I like the sound of waves crashing on the beach--it's really comforting.
Reminds me of every Christmas when my mother and sister and I would go and take our annual Christmas card picture there. ((:

posted on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 8:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The best sound that i assoiate with summer is a horses neigh. i love horses

posted on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 1:28pm
erika's picture
erika says:

I rember the sounds of the city. Horns cars and a cat sometimes.

posted on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 11:26am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the nice crisp sound utethane skate wheels rolling across the ground

posted on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 1:21pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Oooh, that is a really good, evocative sound!

posted on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 2:30pm
sarah's picture
sarah says:

My favorite sound is the sound of grass mowers in the Summer time. Makes me feel good inside :]

posted on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 9:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like the sound of gross being mowed in the summertime too. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

posted on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 10:38am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I personally enjoy the sound of grass being mowed in the summertime.

posted on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 11:52am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I also like the sound of the grass being blown by the winds. I love the sound of the wind.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 8:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the sound of birds

posted on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 1:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 1:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love a dog's barrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

posted on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 1:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love dogs to rrrrrrrooooooofffffffffffff


posted on Sun, 08/19/2007 - 10:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

a cat's meow

posted on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 1:30pm
Lucy's picture
Lucy says:

I hear the sound of my dad singing and playing the piano.

posted on Fri, 07/27/2007 - 10:37am
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Grif says:

The sound I most enjoy is the sound of chalk on the chalkboard, because it is a sound I associate with learning and scientific achievement. To me, it represents the all to important world of academia.

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 9:49am
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you momma says:

the sound i like the most is the sound of hockey skates against ice and the sound of the puck hit the post

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 11:31am
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Bilbo Jenkens says:

My favorite sound is the sound is the sound of pasta sause simmering in a pot

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 12:17pm
ron wesly's picture
ron wesly says:

my favorite sound is the sound of my favoritesong.

posted on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 3:00pm
Shad's picture
Shad says:

The music of an ice cream truck!

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 12:59pm
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non geek says:

i like the sound of soccer balls hittin the other teams net, cause then u hear ther coach swear not urs

posted on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 3:16pm
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Mr. Wicked Awesome says:

i like the sounds...

posted on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 11:14am
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Kathy-Jean MaCallister says:

i always just adore the nostolgic sounds of bird dung landing on our tin roof after a refreshing rainstorm, the plop of human waste, the mourning doves being shot from the trees. i love it

posted on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 11:26am
Vince's picture
Vince says:

i like tbe sound when rain hits a tin roofed patio...or just the plain sound of rain falling!

posted on Sat, 08/18/2007 - 4:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yah me too

posted on Sat, 08/18/2007 - 5:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

In Montana, I always enjoyed the sound of the seasonal winds. The higher up into the mountains you got - the clearer you heard them. Aswell as nature, the sounds of bird chirps in the forest and random insect noises.

posted on Sat, 08/18/2007 - 5:18pm
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Kirsten says:

In MInnesota, I have always enjoyed hearing the birds outside my window and the occasional smack-smack-smack of moths hitting my window. I also love to hear the sizzle of Mom's pancake griddle.

posted on Thu, 09/20/2007 - 12:17pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

The sound of wind and waves and quaking aspen at a Minnesota lake is the sound of summer to me.

posted on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 10:52am
sarshe's picture
sarshe says:

i love the sound of mouths hahaha its true isnt that funny?

posted on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 12:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I love the sound of babies when they sleep.

posted on Sat, 10/13/2007 - 3:57pm
ashley artificial's picture
ashley artificial says:

i love loud noises, like in the city. they make me feel good and just so wonderful :D
anyone else?

i also like the sound of paper bring cut. like if you hold a microphone up to someone cutting constuction paper.

posted on Thu, 10/18/2007 - 11:30am
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Bekah says:

I live wayy out in the country so usually before i go to bed i hear tons of noises in the summer we hear alot of coyotes from the cornfields next door. During the dayy we usually hear loons on the lake. The sound of frogs and toads at night are kind of annoyiingg at times.

Thanx mate

posted on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 1:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i hate the sound of chalk on the chalkboard at my school.

posted on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 1:53pm
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anyomus says:

The best sound during the summer is theocean waves and the sound of someone jumping into the lake. That definatly has to be the best sound all year round. =]


posted on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 2:08pm
Sarah's picture
Sarah says:

I remember the sound of the breeze through trees in the mountains of Montana. Whenever we are out there I always get the exact same feeling of relaxation and tranquility.

posted on Sat, 10/27/2007 - 11:04am
listener 13's picture
listener 13 says:

My favorite sound is of someone humming softly. This sound makes me feel safe and secure, because I like quiet things most of all.

posted on Sat, 10/27/2007 - 1:58pm
listener 13's picture
listener 13 says:

I associate easy going days and sunlight with summer. Also, lemonade and ice cream trucks.

posted on Sat, 10/27/2007 - 2:02pm
cjb's picture
cjb says:

the sound of 90s alternative rock.

posted on Sun, 10/28/2007 - 11:38am
 Chelsea from Chaska's picture
Chelsea from Chaska says:

I wanted to make a voice box but couldn't because there was nothing to make it with. Where do I get the cups and straw and rubber band?

posted on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 5:00pm
Jess's picture
Jess says:

i really like the sound of the lake in the summer... oh yea and theh ice cream truck

posted on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 2:53pm
anna's picture
anna says:

My favorite sound is moo!

posted on Sat, 11/24/2007 - 11:38am
geiko's picture
geiko says:

a sound that reminds me of summer would be a crack of a baseball bat at the diamonds by my house. hearing the games going on i know that summer is here. also when i hear my neighbors playing outside.

posted on Sat, 11/24/2007 - 3:49pm
Danna's picture
Danna says:

I like the sound of a cat meowing! It just sounds cute!

posted on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 11:37am
Empoleon_Lover's picture
Empoleon_Lover says:

When I was about 7 or 8, I always looked out the window in the morning and listened to the chirps of the birds.

posted on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 12:01pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

The sound of the old Duluth foghorn (unfortunately now defunct) brings back childhood memories of sitting in my room upstairs on a gray rainy day and listening to its low rumbling bellow.

Fortunately 8 or 9 years ago, I went to the south pier at Duluth's canal park and recorded the foghorn before they stopped using it. You can hear an edited segment of the recording here.

Turn it up and listen for the faint echo coming back from the hills after each blast.

If you want to add some visuals to the experience, go here.

posted on Sun, 12/02/2007 - 1:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

music helps me think

posted on Wed, 12/12/2007 - 12:41pm
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brittany selin says:

music helps me concentrate and relax. i listen to music when i feel sad, depressed and happy. i listen to music whenever i feel like it!!!!!!!!

posted on Tue, 12/18/2007 - 1:26pm
AP's picture
AP says:

like the sound of a b-ball when it swishes through the net, and the sound of lopeing or galloping horses. Oh yeah, and the sound of fish frying in the skillet.

AP's friend ellemay, loves the sound of classical music and bagpipes.

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 6:42pm
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peter says:

Peter likes the sound of lightning and explosions. He especially likes volcano explosions.

posted on Thu, 12/27/2007 - 3:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Music usually triggers memories for me.

posted on Fri, 12/28/2007 - 2:14pm
Care Bear's picture
Care Bear says:

Music opens windows that could not be opened before. It helps me relax and have fun! If you play or sing music you get the joy of knowing that you made someone very happy!!

I LOVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 12/28/2007 - 3:09pm
bored's picture
bored says:

i like music, rain falling, and the sound of swimming at a lake

posted on Fri, 12/28/2007 - 4:47pm
Italian Dude's picture
Italian Dude says:

we had a pasta pot for 10 years that always clatters when we cook on it

posted on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 2:03pm
Derek Smelstad's picture
Derek Smelstad says:

When i was born i had i great memory and i remembered every thing to the second of my birth to this very second. any ways when i was born party star was playing.

posted on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 3:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love the sound of the Red Wing Black Bird. They sound like a waterfall very calming and peaceful. The cyotes make a very soulful cry at night. My cats sit in front of the patio door and listen to them. All safe and sound in the house.I also like the howl of my baby boy Benny the Beagle. I hate the sound of my husband complain about the cats and dog.Peace and HappyNew Year

posted on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 5:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I have a cat and sometimes she wakes me up with all of her meowing (its really loud!!!)
But I love her dearly! :-)

posted on Sat, 01/05/2008 - 5:35pm
EEEEE's picture
EEEEE says:

i know! I have a cat too, and she is the loudest thing ever! She will come into my room and meow so loudly that i have to toss her in the basement. But i luv her anyway:)

posted on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 2:28pm
Karisa's picture
Karisa says:

my favorite sound is the sound of an elephant

posted on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 11:59am
Amanda Betland's picture
Amanda Betland says:

my favorite sound is that of the woods

posted on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:32am
Jan_Ice's picture
Jan_Ice says:

I like the sound of my feet hitting the water of a lake as they dangle on the edge of the dock.


posted on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 4:28pm
Sarah's picture
Sarah says:

I remember when I was a second grader, off for the first time to summer camp.The first night, of course, I couldnt sleep. As I lay in my bunk bed, wide awake, I heard the hoot of an owl and the chriping of crickets answering. I crept out of bed and onto the deck and I watched as the owl took flight with the quietest rustle and the crickets chriped their little heart out. A deer, timid and shy, stepped out of the trees and began to nibble at a spot of fresh grass. Now, whenever I hear those sounds, I stop and trace my footsteps back in time to that wonderful night.

posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 5:02pm
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Bobamnertiopsis says:

My favorite sound is Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D. It is so beautiful...
Certainly my least favorite sound is the sound of a person vomiting.

posted on Sat, 02/02/2008 - 5:15pm
Jacob Marley's picture
Jacob Marley says:

Bob you have a crazy mind but your funny. Vommiting is music to my ears when someone I rival or dont like does it

posted on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 4:49pm
Kyle Antonio King She Second's picture
Kyle Antonio King She Second says:

My favorite sound is a smooth jazz song by Bonnie James that goes its getting better in time. This is Maria and I's song because it helps us through bad times and gets us all perky and happy

posted on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 4:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

my fave sound is the crashing ocean in the morning when the birds are chirping.

posted on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 3:39pm
Bell's picture
Bell says:

i hear the crikets at night

posted on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 7:21am
Eliza Rave's picture
Eliza Rave says:

My favorite sounds come from the older music such as classical music and it's soothing the other sounds that make me think are sounds of really well thought out music that is full of real testimony.

posted on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 12:12pm
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Laura and Emmy says:

When me and my sister Emmy were little, we remember waking up in the summer time
at our cabin and listening to the lovely morning birds. And I remember that we would always stay
outside to listen to the lovely birds and sound of the wind.
Whenever we went into our cabin, the only sounds we heard were the
sounds from our lame dad who was coughing all the time from smoking so
much. (:
-Laura and Emmy

posted on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 2:12pm
E's picture
E says:

I really like hearing the crickets and birdies chirp. There is one bird call that i am absolutely in love with!

posted on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 2:44pm
Anonymous aka Ryan G Stamne's picture
Anonymous aka Ryan G Stamne says:

ribble rabble

posted on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 1:08pm
jordan's picture
jordan says:

One of Taylor Swift's songs reminds me of my cat named libby.

posted on Tue, 03/25/2008 - 11:14am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i hate the sound of some one else sweeping. it's ok if i do it but it gives me the willies to hear some one else.

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 1:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

My favorite sound is the crackling of a fire at my cabin, or the gentle meow of my cat snowball.

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 5:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this one time i was riding in my van and i was listening to my music well my mom turned up the radio really loud and i couldn't hear my iPod so i turned it up even louder so i could hear it...but then it was really loud and my eardrum bursted and now i can't hear and that is a lesson i will never forget. Never turn your music really loud!

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 2:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hi, from my childhood, i remember the sounds of my rooster crowing in the early morning. that sound triggers happy and both sad memmories for me

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 1:31pm
Bella's picture
Bella says:

I love to hear my family members laugh. And I absolutely hate when they cry.
My family is what I need the most!

posted on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 12:58pm
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Meg says:

My favorite sound is the frogs at night and or in the mourning!!!!

posted on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 1:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Our favorite sounds are the sounds of frogs croaking. FROGS RULE!

posted on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 6:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

my favorite is the blue jays

posted on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 6:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I love the sounds of frogs. Geckos are too quiet. I love rats. They squeak. And thats why I love the smell of wet dog!

posted on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 6:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 6:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

At first I thought it was just feathers! Then I read the caption and relized it was WHOLE birds!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 8:23pm
Kelly Hamilton's picture
Kelly Hamilton says:

I have two favorite noises. The first one is the sound of the wind in the trees because it is so relaxing. The other favorite sound is of the horses chewing their hay. It is the sound of total contentment and is also relaxing

posted on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 2:32pm

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