Rai n pattering on the sky window, The muffled quiet of falling snow. Crickets and frogs in the cool of a fading fall evening. Thunder in the distance. The wind mourning a path around the eaves of the house while our wood fire snaps and crackles. A song sparrow announcing the rising sun of the early summer day break. Owls calling to each other through the trees. The stuttered purr of a contented cat. A haunting train whistle in the valley while I snuggle beneath the blankets. A red-winged blackbird, from his perch on a cattail, announcing his territory during mating season. C hildren giggling with pure delight, The laughter of a stream tickling the rocks! The constant farewell of the ocean as it waves goodbye to the deep. ...............What are your favorite sounds?