Tuesday, June 30, 2009

list: The simple sounds of Summer



While I load some new CDs onto my iPod, I jot down some of the little sounds of summer that make me happy.

some of the little things that I love....
~hearing the tiny birds peck at the window in the afternoons...
~listening to the dull thud of a ripe mango falling to the ground outside my windows...
~reliving the joy of listening to old music....currently listening to In the Ghetto by Elvis Presley....
~enjoying a revival of old style music....Duffy's Mercy coming up next....
~setting a fun ringtone on my new cell phone...
~relishing the sound of lawn mowers from the neighborhood. It's the desert here, remember, having a lawn is a luxury....
~missing the sound of the all the ice cream vendors....
~water splashing from the hose as the kids play in the water....
~the tinkling of ice cubes in a glass....

Enjoy the summer!
It's burning up here....46C here yesterday and with the heat factor added in about 50C. Can't wait for cooler weather....just 5 more months :-) It's a test of will power to focus on just the good things about summer!

16 comments:

pink dogwood said...

i love summer :) great post :)

Aditi said...

Thats a great list, Shalini! I remember the white heat of summer in the Gulf and the constant hum of air conditioners. I have become soft though- a mere 38 C is enough to get me complaining!

bindu said...

That's a pretty photo. Those look like neem flowers, but can't be. What are they?

Shalini said...

pink dogwood, thanks! I love to make lists!

Aditi, thanks...yes, lately it's really been like that. I get claustrophobic after too much time indoors.

bindu, thanks. You're first guess is absolutely right....they are neem flowers.

indian yarn said...

do mangoes grow in dubai ?

trueblue said...

Beautiful photo.. and that light !!

Wish I could send you a Popsicle :(

Thanks for the comments on the photographs. It is a new found interest :)

Adorable Bad Guy said...

Still waiting for the summer in VA. Its still pretty cozy @30 degrees. I got myself a new set of headphones (Dr Dre). That inspired me to get my old Zen Micro mp3 player out(my wife uses my ipod). I've realized that a good headphone is a better investment than the most advanced mp3 player. You may get new features in mp3 players the very next year, but good sound, its is for keeps.

Arch at Rang said...

Gorgeous photograph Shalini:-)

It's so nice to hear your summer sounds....so different from what we hear here;-)

Oh the bird pecking on the window is so cute:-)

The dull thud must be awesome!

Enjoy!

Arch

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

shalini.I loved the image so much and the write up.A great list and summer.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh Lovely!! Your post makes the summers seem so much prettier... and bearable!!

The temperatures start improving by Sept / Oct...

Shalini said...

Indian yarn, yup lots of mango trees, but am yet to have a very tasty one! We have several trees in our compound and while they are mango's they taste quite different from the ones in India...and they get spoiled really super-fast.

trueblue, thanks...and oh yes, a popsicle sounds so lovely in this heat!

ABG, yes I remember spending bits of my summers there....near Richmond etc and the Shenandoah park of course. Hey thanks for the info, been thinking of making some changes too.

Arch, thanks....yes the little birdies are too cute. Wish I knew what exactly they were, but probably some type of sparrow. Lol, yes the thuds are cool....and since we're the closest apt to the trees, I often go out and pick them up ;-)

Lakshmi, thanks....you can make your version of a summer list when you get back!

Shalini said...

Patricia, Lol....it's all about convincing the mind that it's a nice season! And hiding indoors too! I'm missing my trips to Creek Park so bad.

Arya Kamath said...

Lovely picture Shalini.

JD said...

great pic shalini :-)
and good to have u bak in action..

chitra said...

lovely write up and a gorgeous shot. :) beautiful light!

Shalini said...

Thanks arya, JD and chitra!