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The Sound of Summer by David Budbill | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The screened door slamming tells me it is summer. There are other sounds only in the summer, too. The hummingbirds moving from feeder to feeder on the porch, chickadee’s two-note song we hear early on summer mornings, ravens croaking back to their aeries on the ledges every summer evening. There are other birds too, visitors... Read more »