Me-noutstanding; terrific tones

Serendipity is something which happens quite a bit for me. I am inclined to consider it as a consequence of awareness+receptivity+curiosity. Almost always it comes about by my following my unfettered inquisitiveness, whether that be physically (where does this lane go?), socially (that was an interesting word to use, let me ask...) or intellectually/spiritually (I wonder...)

Serendipity is the positive consequence of such nosiness curiosity. It doesn't always come out positively! Mostly it does, though.

What serendipity took place this week then? Well, it began (last week actually) with visiting a pal's birding blog and he was showing us the Currawong species of Tasmania. A bird of which I was quite fond due to its lovely warble. I recalled a trip I had made to another of the islands and how I had noted a difference in the 'tone' or 'dialect' of the Currawong there. I did a search (you know me!!!) to see if I could support that statement, and in no time at all, I was at the website of Marc Anderson, Wild Ambience. In particular, at the Currawong page, where the different voices in NSW are recorded. I hadn't been imagining things!

Of course, if you clicked that link, you will understand that I got a bit side-tracked by Marc's site. It drew me in and before I knew it I had downloaded a couple of his albums!!! You can, of course, listen to individual items such as the Currawong one - but to have the MP3 available on the YAMroid at bedtime, or for rising in the morning is going to be so refreshing.

It reminded me very much of my walks from my home, in the nearby Kuring-Gai national park. I would wander up into the trees and just sit, listening. I can smell the eucalypts and wattles and boronia as I hear these sounds again. I consider this a very serendipitous find.



I heartily recommend you take a listen and soothe your inner being!!!

As if all that weren't enough, the bio page brought my attention to Nature Sound Map. You can go anywhere in the world and listen to what it offers. I find myself thinking, 'why is this not advertised and more widely known???' THIS is what the internet can give us! Something outstandingly beautiful, restorative, informative. On the contributors' page, you can find links to all their websites where even more gorgeous, lush sounds can be obtained. Enjoy it dear ones.


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February has been biting hard outside the Hutch...






























































































































With the occasional respite...