Sounds of Arriving Spring

Writing Challenge Feb. 3, 2017

Prompt: Sit outside for an hour and write what you hear.

Photo borrowed from the free photo library.

It isn’t silent outside, even in this quiet suburb. There is the occasional rumble of a car passing by on the road behind the house. I stand on the back porch with our old family dog, Sassy, who doesn’t make a sound beyond her heavy breathing. Drifting through the door I can hear the commercials in-between snip-its of Sunday afternoon football. Another dog barks in the distance, and geese- returning from their winter haven- honk overheard. It is still cold, and my breath, a slow release of wind is exhaled in swirling clouds. It’s a peaceful Sunday afternoon in early February- announcing the early return of spring.

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