Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sing out, Louise!

As the old jazz standard sings, 'Spring can really hang you up the most'! Around here, it's the most exciting time of our year. It seems to happen all at once... as voices rapidly reawaken outdoors, and the caws, creaks, squawks, chirps, and other creature calls begin to color the soundscape with their vital chorus. Just to be able to observe that...and once again be able to HEAR the overture of Springtime - is something quite special. So, without headphones, cell phones, music players, recorders, or other distractions of the day, we always set aside some time to just simply LISTEN . . . and attend to the quickening voice of the natural world, as it warms up it's increasingly rare, and lovely, song. Photo: NPS.