The woods at this stage of my walk round Lower Lliw Reservoir are not silent as you will hear in the sound clip below. However, with there being no wind, much of the background sound that is often there, is missing. This changes the acoustics of the woodland environment entirely and the soft plop of ice and snow dripping into the reservoir can be clearly heard along with the hollow reverberation of someone’s voice and the raucous call of a crow.
The scene was magical, not least because of the crooked wooden fence that lines the twisting footpath and the soft crunch of my footsteps in the snow.
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I love that crooked fence! I’ve never been much a fan of perfection anyway.
I enjoyed the multi-dimensional aspect of this post, Alastair — the photos and the sounds. And the strong, rich caw of the raven (crow?) was truly enchanting.
Thanks very much Jet – I’m pleased you enjoyed it. I still think it was a Raven but I might be wrong.