Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Five Senses of Winter: SOUND



My other Five Senses of Winter posts, are hereSIGHT and TOUCH


The crunch of boots on snow:

A shovel scraping across a white layer of fluff:
And if you close your eyes and listen carefully...

...you'll notice an absence of sound. As if the snow has muted it, doused it, placed a blanket over it and sent it to the land of nod.
Unless the wind has taken hold, then you'll hear the woosh and howl!
BRRR!

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22 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

These are the sounds of winter I know only too well. Can't wait for the sounds of spring. :D

Sarah Pearson said...

Beautiful photos to accompany your apt descriptions, as ever :-)

LisaDay said...

I also love the sound of boots crunching in the snow and the sound of skates across the ice.

LisaDay

Joanne said...

And these sounds are so very distinctly winter, there's no mistaking that!

Kelly Polark said...

Love these.
The only winter sound I don't like is the sound of snow plows in the middle of the night (though I do appreciate them clearing our roads!).
I love how you added the silence to the sound of winter.
Did you know that Bush has a fairly new song called "The Sound of Winter"? It's pretty good.

Slamdunk said...

Exactly.

When my wife and I first were married, I remember walking my dog late one night while visiting the in-laws. The snow was falling fast and I remember noticing how beautiful everything was. As the dog stopped to sniff periodically I was surprised at how silent everything was--guess I had never noticed.

Jessica Bell said...

You make snow sound warm. Beautiful!

Carrie Monroe said...

I love that muted sound after snow. Also the crunch of boots and the scrape of the shovel if I'm not the one pushing it.

Meredith said...

This post makes me miss snow SO much. Beautiful!

Christina Lee said...

Kelly, no I didn't!!! Off to find it!

Matthew MacNish said...

I hate where I live.

Christina Lee said...

Oh Lisa, forgot about skates!

Matt, :-( no snow?

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think I like these wintry sounds!

Indigo said...

Love this! Anything that gives me a sense of sound. Beautiful! (Hugs)Indigo

Lynda R Young said...

What a wonderful snowy study of sound. Beautiful pics.

Pk Hrezo said...

Those are such great photos! You can almost feel them.

Maddy said...

Love these senses posts! I never think of things in this way, but it so true! Your desciptions put me in the middle of a winter's day :)

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Janet Johnson said...

You almost make me wish for a huge snow storm. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I love this, Christina. There's nothing like a the first snow of winter.

Pamela Gold said...

Next to hearing the laughter of my children, the silence the snow brings is probably my favorite sound.

Lourie said...

That is something that always fascinated me about the snow. The silence of it. And not even words can explain it. You have to have lived it. It's unreal.