Monday

A Sound Experience


My Sound Experience 
 I wasn’t just Hearing it....…. I was definitely experiencing it.


Here’s my story:

It was early Saturday morning..... the temperature was about 27 degrees – so it was really COLD. I was walking in the forest and had been for about 30 minutes. I was in a kind of valley with mountains around me. The leaves on the trees were frozen. The sun was just coming up over the mountain and starting to shine on the leaves...... All at once there was a a crackling sound. At first I thought it was a deer or a squirrel or some type of animal. It wasn't. The leaves that were once frozen had begun to thaw. And as they thawed, some fell to the ground. All around me.... there was this crackling sound and leaves were falling to the ground. I felt like I was in a fairy tale.

It was quite an adventure and my telling of it doesn't do it justice.
In all of my life I have never experienced a sound quite like this.
It was exhilarating!



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31 comments:

happyone said...

I could see how you felt like you were in a faiy tale hearing that.
I feel that way when I hear the leaves falling in the woods when I'm all alone walking. Even in the rain sometimes, listening to the drops of rain falling.
Have a great day!

GAWO said...

I like your fairy tale. Very nica :-)
Do you have any snow or is it just cold? We have a lot of rain, and I can hear the raindrops.
Thanks for visiting me

don said...

A fine image to accompany your description of such a unique sound. What timing to be at the right place, at the right temperature and the moment to hear this sound.

GAWO said...

I mene: very nice :-)

Kerri said...

GAWO: No snow yet, thank goodness! We have had some cold mornings but it has been in the 60s in the daytime.

Mary Helen said...

What a wonderful story...and I would had felt the same way! Beautiful photo, and wow..it's cold there!
mary

DeeMom said...

Excellent post

Lynette said...

What a wonderful, feel-good story you have shared, along with the beautiful photo (and the photos from the day before, too.) Thanks. And thanks for visiting Flat Stanley. He's having loads of fun on both of my blogs!

Oswegan said...

I love those frosty morning adventures.

Brr, it makes my feet cold.

~Oswegan

CG said...

That sound must have been amazing, wish I'd been there!!!

quintarantino said...

That's a nice story, Kerry. And the photo is amazing.

Viola said...

A wonderful story and the picture is amazing. I like your pictures of autumn scenery.

Andrea said...

Great post and the picture is beautiful.

imac said...

Well, that sure is a tale to read and experience.
I bet you got shivvers down the spine?
Love the simplicity of your photo too.
Well done.

Wanda said...

Not many of us get to live out a fairy tale...loved that.

JAM said...

Great story and a beautiful photo. I haven't felt that kind of cold in a long, long time.

Mary said...

Oh, Kerri, you have a wonderful blog. I could feel your place by your words. Your photos are fantastic!

We travel through Blacksburg on our way to Maryland and I just LOVE the mountains. I told my husband that I could love the life with a mountainous view...away from the hustle and bustle of the city nearby.

We expect below freezing this week but our days warm up quick - to around 60-70 now.

For your trip to Baltimore, if you want Italian food, Sabatino's is probably the most popular but I like Aldo's the best. It's more upscale... Oh, heck - they are all good! If you like seafood, there is a restaurant in Canton called Mama's on the Half Shell. Excellent!

Have a nice trip!

Rick said...

You lucky gal! I had forgotten what it was like...Deer hunting with my dad, we would be up and out in the woods before day break. Watching sun come over the mountains....thanks for taking me back!

Sand said...

Beautiful shot, and what a great story too!

Neva said...

What a great story...pretty amazing that you got to experience it!

dot said...

That sounds like a really nice experience. I like to walk through crunchy leaves but have never heard them crackle.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that was a nice way to describe the sound you were hearing , You made me hear it by the way you were telling it. Very nice.

Glenn Standish said...

A beautiful story, accompanied by a simply beautiful pic. Well done Kerri!

Ida said...

A lovely adventure! :)
I could almoast feel the atmosphere trough your post.
The photo from your walk is lovely as well! :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

I'm sorry I missed this yesterday, what a great place to have been at that time. I can imagine how you felt then, it was a special moment and you will never forget it ever. You were blessed to be there and I'm sure it made you feel more alive and in tune with your world. Nature was right by your side that morning and letting you know it.

Catherine said...

How magical..lucky you!
And your photo is beautiful!!
Cat

ASH's Eye said...

I love how the woods can become so magical. I still remember a beautiful fall day more than ten years ago. I was out walking, and I found a grove of tulip poplars. I was right in the middle of them, and the wind started blowing, and their yellow leaves started cascading down all around me, and I felt like I was on top of the world right then :)

Larry D said...

Great post, the pictures and story are super!

ruth said...

Ohhh, I can just imagine that. How special and magical.

Once I was at the lake in early spring, there was still ice covering it, but starting to thaw. There was a drumming sound, all across the lake, deep and low. I finally realized it was the sound of the huge body of ice thrumming on the water. I'd never heard anything like it before.

Don't you love nature's surprises?

Moi said...

i love the pic and i love your story :)

Ms. Math said...

What a wonderful story - sounds like an amazing experience!

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