Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Five Senses of Autumn: Sound

My first post on "sight" is HERE.

The smack and grind of helmet versus helmet. A midair slap as ball meets skin.

A high-pitched shriek. The chomp and swallow of teeth on skin. A guttural yowl at the circular moon. The drone and hum of the magical chant. (LOVE my Fall TV!)


Scraping, dragging, and crunching as rake meets leaf.



The precision stab. Rhythmic sawing as victim (er, gourd) is carved.



Moan, rattle, and drag up the tall staircase on All Hallows Eve.


(What, you've never heard a ghost? Yeah, me neither.) O_o


(images: sportsillustrated.com, ptpittsburgh.com, squawkfox.com, aproo.com, city-mankato.us)

20 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

YAY!!!! I love your fall posts! They make me really happy!!! I adore raking leaves, pumpking carving, and ghosts that don't exist!!!!

PS - I'm addicted to The Vampire Diaries! Have every season and can't wait for Season 3 to be over and snag the DVD!

Meredith said...

Awesome list! I love all of these sounds--well, except the whole ghost thing. I prefer my Halloween to be about pumpkins and kids dressed up as pumpkins, I guess. :) Yay for The Vampire Diaries!

storyqueen said...

I might have heard a ghost.

I love those ghost-y shows where they try to catch something on film...and they never really can.




"Did you hear that!?!?"





Shelley

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That reminds me, I have to start watching Vampire diaries again. I missed last season, and for some reason thought this is season four or five.

Joanne said...

You've nailed the fall sounds, definitely. My favorite would be the leaves, it's a great time of year to spend the day outdoors :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Boo!

I found you.

I think.

Misha said...

I've NEVER heard a ghost. Such sneaky buggers. ;-)

I have to say I'm looking forward to the Spring, it will be nice to see the blue skies again.

Matthew MacNish said...

You wrote the funniest raunchy line near the beginning. I'm not going to point out which one.

Christina Lee said...

Matt, Shut UP *check* Does it have to do with grinding or swallowing---LOL !!!!! I am totally red-faced now!

Maddy said...

I love everything about Fall, especially the sound of my favorite Fall TV shows ;o)

Lindsay said...

Awesome list. I can't wait to watch The Vampire Diaries.:)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I LOVE this post. :) So great - especially the carving of the...er.. gourd. :D

Sarah Pearson said...

Those leaves look like my front lawn at the moment.

I love the last one!

Lynda R Young said...

Yep, I've heard a ghost. Oh wait, it might have been my cat... ;)

Lourie said...

I heard a strange loud noise outside earlier...not like a ghostly noise...but it sure made me jump. haha. Great pics as always.

we had a ghost in our house when I was little. No joke. I never heard her...yes her. Her name was Katie. I think we named her.

Amy said...

Ooh... how about the snap of a gingersnap? Giggling of halloween children? The sound of me CURSING when the TEEN halloween kids show up at 9:30pm LONG after I've turned off my lights with some half-assed costume.

Theresa Milstein said...

I love the spookiness of Halloween.

Slamdunk said...

Football and watching others rake leaves (since our trees are just small now) are pleasures of fall for me.

blueviolet said...

I was hearing everything as I was reading your sounds!

LisaDay said...

I heard a ghost this morning but he sounded more like a monster.

LisaDay