Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spin Cycle: Summer Senses

This week's spin is an open spin and all I could think of is the open air of summer.

And all the world is biscuit-shaped
It's just for me to feed my face.
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste
And I've got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime1

The other day my wife started listing all of the sights and sounds that remind her of summer. We then went the extra mile and decided to try and relate summer to all of the senses.

Rather than list all the ones we came up with, I would spin it up a bit and ask you what you come up with. Here are the categories:

What are the…
…of summer to you?

1 Excerpt from the XTC song: "Senses Working Overtime" from the album English Settlement.

small cycle


Sprite's Keeper said...

Ooh, good one!
Sight- steamy pavements
Sounds- children playing
Smells- grilling
Touches- sand
Taste- watermelon
I like this! You should do one for all seasons!
You're linked!

SuziCate said...

You gonna make us do all the work?!
sight-black-eyed Susans and sunflowers
sounds- bullfrogs and cicadas
touches- cool rain against hot skin
taste-berries and whip cream

Cajoh said...

Here's some from my Facebook friends:
Sizzling stuff on the grill."
"Splashing in swimming pools"
"Cursing on the golf course"
"Baseball bats hitting baseballs"
"air conditioners"
"crickets and cicadas"
“The Entertainer” and “Turkey in the Straw” from ice cream trucks
"children playing outside"
"I guess it's not Summer. I have not a heard a lawn mower in at least a month. Everyone's grass is dead in Marengo. :("
"The unmistakeable sizzle of a steak on a grill."
"It drives me crazy that they never play the bridge of Turkey in the Straw."
"Cicadas......with volume turned to eleven......."
"Little prop planes or the tent zipper.""
golf carts!"

"the smell of sheets hung outside to dry"
"Where I come from.......rain is a summer smell =)"
"I love the smell of rain and freshly mowed grass"
"I would have said freshly mowed grass, but I already said lawn mower yesterday."
"Fresh asphalt."
"The smell of yardbird grilling in the neighborhood......"
"BBQ on the grill"
"Trash + heat = bad smell."
"Tomato plants in the sun. The beach - wet stones and sand and slightly fishy."
"When I was little and smelled Diesel exhaust I felt that summer's just around the corner."
"Skunk. Especially at night."

Pseudo said...

I love summer.

sights: water rushing ahead of me on a wave
sounds: birds tweeting in the trees at dawn
smells: grilling teri and kalbi
touch: full body sand on a hot day
taste: ribs, watermelon, ice cream

Captain Dumbass said...

Sight - little bare legs running
Sounds - children laughing
Smells - I'd have to make something up since I'm usually suffering from allergies
Touches - slimey sun tan lotion
Taste - cold beer after cutting the lawn

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