I can hear many sounds that mean spring/summer to me and that make me calm and happy:
- young children laughing and playing in nearby gardens.
- garden birds singing and calling to each other.
- lawnmowers, again in nearby gardens - not the huge petrol mowers that woke me from my nap the other day but, instead, the electric push mowers that most people seem to have.
- an occasional passing car in our relatively quiet, village area.
I am sure that these memories/sounds are so important to me because I grew up in suburbia - quiet cul-de-sacs and large gardens with trees and ponds. Not having a garden here that I can sit out in on warmer days (or even days like today when well wrapped up) is something that I truly regret. One day …