“If you get quiet enough, you will hear that everything is speaking.” - excerpt from “Everything is Speaking” by Julia Fehrenbacher
Hello friends! As I mentioned on Sunday, I’m sending the posts that normally only go to paying subscribers to all of you this week in honor of my birthday. If you wish to receive these on an ongoing basis, you can subscribe here.
Hello friends! I chose the quote above because I’ve been walking through the trees for the last few weeks really trying to listen. I’ve been using the Merlin Bird ID app in “sound ID” mode and trying to match the sounds with birds. The most interesting part for me has been recognizing sounds I haven’t paid enough attention to before, realizing they are common and realizing they belong to birds I rarely see! It’s been fun to listen more deeply and start to hear more voices.
I have SO MANY photos right now, the hard part of these letters is choosing which photos to include. In honor of my birthday, I’m going with whimsical today - things that make me laugh! I hope you enjoy:
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s bits of humor with a side of beauty! Take good care friends.
This post made me happy. Plus it was a great bird lesson.
I love the sound theme here! I have a toddler right now, and he is making me realize how much sound I tune out. What a bird chirps, he points. When a plane goes over, he points. When the heat goes on in our house, he points. When the wind picks up, he points. It makes me realize how very much I tune out.