I tried an experiment via YouTube this week – jury’s still out, but I’m discovering that either 1) People don’t think this is as cool/interesting as I do, or 2) People are just ignoring me. Still, I have a few people who have expressed interest and promised to play along… so we’ll see. I have to admit I’m surprised by the lack of response.
But here’s the thing – when the Sun goes down at my house, it gets noisy. Very noisy. The exact nature of the noise is different in the spring than the fall… and right now, it’s a cacophony of (mostly) katydids, crickets, and gray tree frogs.
A month or so ago, I was in the Jersey Pine Barrens, just north of Atlantic City, for a week. Long enough to know that what I experienced wasn’t a fluke of weather. And what I noticed was – silence. I mean absolute, shockingly still silence, such that I could occasionally hear a bullfrog a quarter-mile away. It was, to my daily experience here in the mid-Atlantic, weird.
So this just piqued my curiosity. What I asked folks to do was simply share a sound-byte of what they heard at night. Some have told me that they too hear silence, and that a recording would be pretty boring. A few have actually shared their experience, and those (so far) are very similar to my experience – but I fear most people are thinking the same of me — “weird”. 🙂
If you’re interested, here’s my raw, unfiltered, typical night at home. I’d be curious to hear, or at least get a description of, what the #NightMusic sounds like in your neck of the woods.
And in case you don’t think this is weird – here’s the playlist. Hopefully it will grow over the next week.
Get Out There!