Category Archives: Nature

Hawthorn and Cow Parsley

Spring has finally got going here in Sneinton. Around three weeks ago swifts arrived back, and in the past week hawthorn has bloomed. The screaming of swifts as they feed on the wing, getting closer as the day ends and … Continue reading

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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The Sound of Air (part 1)

I am fascinated by the effect of air on sound. In particular, I’m interested in the effect it has on the sound of air and road traffic. It sounds like a ‘tumbling’ or ‘folding’ of sound, with fluctuations in loudness, … Continue reading

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Rain on Hat

The Soundscape by R. Murray Schafer is a book that argues forcefully and poetically for us to open our ears and listen to the sonic environment, because the quiet spaces and natural tempos that we require for a healthy and … Continue reading

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Woods are good(s)

A woodland is just about my favourite place to be. I believe that woodlands provide vaulable spaces for wildlife and for our wellbeing, thus they deserve appreciation and preservation. The image at the top of this page was taken at … Continue reading

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