My walk this week was a short one by the River Ely on the edge of Cardiff and slotted in between the rain and meetings. The profusion of recent rain was showing its effect on the river, though I am sure this is nothing compared to other areas of the country.
The sights and sounds of the river rushing and gurgling along during lunchtime break in a nearby school (you can hear the children in the playground) was intermittently overlaid by the speeding by of local and intercity trains.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this walk was the resemblance between the river-crossing pipe and its guard on the far side of the river and the natural patterns to be seen in the dead cow parsley. I photographed it, angled to try and illustrate my point, though you may need to be familiar with the plant to best appreciate the similarities.
River Ely Soundscape
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It may have been a soggy walk but it was a most welcome opportunity, as always, to find relief from a busy working life before heading back onto the busy motorway.
So click the play button or soundscape title above to listen and then the first image below to see the full images in sequence (not available like this on the mobile WordPress Reader in which case visit the blog in your mobile’s internet browser – NB you will need to open the sound file and images in separate browser tabs to listen and look at the same time).