• heavy rainfall pummeling the roof
  • wind howling menacingly outside while I'm snug in my bed
  • wind whistling playfully through the trees on a distant mountain (banshee cries)
  • owls hooting at night, garnering replies from potential companions
  • the gentle melodies of the harp (slumber-inducing)
  • the cheerful, olden sound of the hammered dulcimer
  • the instrumental versions of "The Huron Carol" and "Carol of the Birds" played often at Christmastime (Ah, the many moods of the season conglomerated in two seasonal hymns!)
  • church bells chiming nostalgic childhood tunes or Church hymns
  • accordions played in stereotypical French fashion (Yann Tiersen!)
  • clipped British accents
  • the lonely call of the whale
  • the way our voices echoed when we sang the final refrain of the Gloria a cappella (soaring!)
  • clocks chiming or ticking persistently through the night
  • geese crying in pale moonlight
  • the release of hot air as hot air balloons ascend heavenward in the evening
  • trickling water
  • the clipity-clop of a horses's footfalls
  • soothing guitar picking: fingers gliding deftly, effortlessly across the fretboard
  • my father's infectious laugh
  • tap shoes tapping
  • woodpeckers pecking
  • the coos of an infant
  • a dog barking by nightfall; the subsequent replies of fellow canines in the distance
  • wind chimes
  • the clikity-clack of the typewriter's keys
  • peepers echoing through the valley on summer nights
  • waves crashing on the beach and retreating back out to sea
  • bagpipes at historical reenactments
  • Duncan's whimpers while he is in the throes of dreams
  • drums and fifes played soulfully, momentarily transporting me to days of centuries past
  • cicadas chirping on sweltering summer nights
  • leaves crunching beneath my feet on autumn days
  • campfires crackling merrily
  • creaking stairs or floorboards
  • train horns blowing in the distance, evoking unforeseen melancholia
  • Duncan's snorts
jan 4 2011 ∞
jun 19 2015 +
user picture J.: I missed your lists. They're all so lovely ♡ jun 19 2015