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Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Sounds Of Wind


It’s another windy day in late fall and I was walking with Molly down the street when my thoughts wandered off several decades.
I was a young boy then and it was fall again. The harvest was already done on the wide open fields. I was running along the edge of a field. It was bordered by a long row of trees. A strong wind was going through the bare tree tops making a strong sound, almost like an organ would do.

I heard that same sound this morning and I got to think about the different sounds of wind.
You ever heard a breeze going through an aspen tree? Actually it’s the leaves hitting each other making this gentle sound. Increasing wind force will alter the sound. I have heard winds going through high grass making a cautious swish. When I am at the beach I hear a different sound again. It mixes with the beach-crashing waves. Spruce and pine trees produce a very special swishing sound at high winds. Hurricane-force winds and winter storms are scary howling monsters.
As howling winds can be scary other winds f.ex. at night can have a very soothing effect on the human mind.

When looking up “Sounds of Wind” on the Internet I found a variety of You Tube videos about the topic. Here is one I found especially interesting as it has been recorded in the fall. 



Wind intensity determines the level of sound we hear, and I find it amazing how the human brain can associate certain sounds with our remembrance of experiences a long time ago, like me running across a field in Northern Germany fifty years ago.

Would be interested to hear about your own experiences with Sounds of Wind

2 comments:

  1. Not so sure I'm in tune with the wind but I certainly love the sound of crashing waves.

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  2. So many wonderful memories that seem to crop up over the years.

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