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What Do I Hear?

Sometimes it is nice to take a breath of fresh air by sitting quietly outside and listening to what is going around me. I’ve done this loads of times before but this is the first time I’ve ever written down my observations.

While the featured photo for this post has nothing to do with my writing assignment here, the multi-colored rose in my mother’s garden was just too beautiful to not capture in a picture. You could say that I not only had exposure to interesting sounds but I got visual stimulation for my mind as well. 😍

Recorded below are the sounds I heard within the span of an hour. It may not seem like much, but this writing exercise was very relaxing to do. It also helps that the weather was pleasant today and not so chilly.

Whooshing of car engines

Drone of an overhead airplane

Tweeting and warbling of a starling

Hammering of construction equipment

Clinking of my backyard gate

Jetting of a motorcycle

Police car sirens

Buzzing bees

Rustling of a plastic bag

A fridge door being slammed shut

Sipping on coffee (from me, of course 😛 )

Tire wheels screeching

Someone speaking in Spanish

Opening (or shutting) of a car door

Loud car honking

Clanking of house sparrows hopping all over the rooftop

A mashup instrumental melody of the tunes “It’s a Small World After All” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” playing from a passing ice cream truck

A child calling someone by name

Cry of a house sparrow

Flapping of bird wings

Hip-hop music from a car music player

Hiss of a school bus engine

Shrill barking from a dog

A man shouting something (I couldn’t make out what he said)


Prompt 34 from Think Written: Sit outside for about an hour. Write down the sounds you hear.

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