We visited the highlands and islands of Scotland for spectacular views and blissful quiet.
And then we recorded the sound of a small brook that bordered the vast beach above and felt every cell in our bodies relax:
Hope you enjoyed a summer break.
Trees. Dean Fosdick, Associated Press, writes that “landscape designers in cities are creating quieter living spaces by using trees to mute loud noises like sirens and air brakes.” The practice is called “‘soundscaping,’ and it aims to restore peaceful, natural sounds like wind whispering through leaves, birds chirping or rain dripping from branches.” Click the link to learn more.
As the northeast suffers through a hot and wildly humid August, make yourself a Pimm’s cup, sit back, and enjoy
The sounds of an English garden in the summer. Oppressively sticky heat optional.
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