Monday, September 22, 2008

Walking in Nature


Sometimes living in the peaceful countryside can be deafening. There are some many different layers of sound to be heard. My hydrangea bush is covered with honey bees and there wings beat with industrious buzzing. I can hear a cicada infrequently over the singing of the tree frogs and crickets. Jack and I go for a walk and he sends all the grasshoppers and cricket running for cover in the tall grasses. Sometimes we are invaders, other times we are accepted as part of the natural flow. Today while out walking I spied a doe sleeping down in the woods along the creek bed. I sent her silent thoughts of admiration as we passed by and she watched me pass without alarm. I can smell a fox or a skunk somewhere nearby. I hope to see a fox and wish that Jack does not find out it is a skunk.

4 comments:

annette emms said...

Your world sounds so beautiful Chris.
Much of the flora and fauna is strange to me , different and fascinating.
Not much chance of a quiet walk here, Rowan is like a maniac in her youthful enthusiasm.
Thank you , for sharing yours.

bindu said...

Sounds really tranquil. We wish many times that we lived somewhere away from the bustle and madness of the city, close to nature ...

Bethel of Bethania said...

Yes Chris silence can be deafening, silence can be golden, silence can be lonely & silence can be wonderful - I suppose it all depends on the person/mood/day - at the mo I would love to have some deafening silence, it would truly be golden but I'm a city dweller from a country girl background ... I'm looking forward to going to visit with my eldest in a few days cause she lives in the country so I can be recharged again.
Thanks for your comment on my DH's smoking - I know when I gave it up some 20 years ago I went for a long time with 'smoker's horrors' but I still find when some people smoke - guess it all depends on the brand but I don't mind having a little sniff behind them ... ha ha - other times it just plays havic with my poor nose... OOroo ... Bethel of Bethania ... bethelcallin@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

Layers of sound...I like that. Your countryside sounds and looks wonderful.