Sunday, May 23, 2010
Birdy Babbles, Bubbling Waters
Yesterday afternoon we took a little stroll on a path along the St. Lawrence River, sat on a wooden bench, then climbed onto a gigantic rock and watched the ships and barges sliding by on the water.
One of the things I like most about this place is its quiet peacefulness and panoply of sounds: the crunch of footsteps on the gravelly pathway, the groan of a tugboat lugging past, the swish of the wind as it touches your hair, the babble of water trickling over rocks on its way to the river, the twittering of birds in the branches of the tall trees nearby. I tried to capture it in this little video with our new digital camera. I'm not sure if you'd call this a creek, a brook, a stream, or simply a little rocky ditch. Bird babbles throughout, and a loud joyful chirp at 1:11-1:12. Stop the video at 1:13 and you'll see a tiny bird drinking from the water.
The filming was kind of shaky but it was my first try. (I couldn't locate a dewobble button on the camera, perhaps someone in the future will invent one.) I plan to get better at this.
It's really the sounds I like to replay. If I close my eyes and listen, it's almost like being there again.