Category: nature sounds

Stormy Welcome, CITW Part 2

Arriving on the first day, I was greeted by a gentle storm. I love storms. I love the excitement and the unknown. The mood is a little more reverent. There is a certain amount of waiting involved…watching the sky, listening, pausing. So I was…

Red Gate Woods Sketch

About a week ago, I made a mid-day hike in the summer heat at Red Gate Woods. Crazy? Maybe. I didn’t realize how humid it was until going up several steep hills on the orange trail. When the back of your shirt becomes saturated with sweat…it’s…

Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch

Come hike with me on the blue trail at Bullfrog Lake! Click to listen (hiking on gravel trail with dried leaves) There, now you’re hiking with me! It is very calm. There is no wind and the trees are mute. Can you see the…

Purring Kitty Drawing plus sound

My crooked eared little kitty closes her eyes, nods her head, purrs ever so softly, and falls fast asleep. rumble rumble rumble rumble……. Oh how I love when she does that! I can sit and listen to her for hours. It is a great stress…

Nature’s Jewels

2010 left with a bang…literally. The last day of the year woke me up with thunder, lovely winter lightning and thunder, how rare! As a result, when I looked out the window in the morning, every evergreen blade held a beautiful sparkling jewel. Oh, how…

Smallest American Falcon Sketch plus Sound

Sound: European Kestrel call (similar to American but lower pitch) by Dobroide from Free Sound Project. Leaving work early one day last week, I stepped outside and something flew over my head at high speed shouting, “yip, yip, yip, yip, yip, yip”. What the heck? I ran…

Winter Tree Watercolors Plus Sound

Every time I begin a painting I ask myself, “What feeling are you trying to portray?” Do you remember the first time a chickadee surprised you on a tree branch? That instant feeling of delight? I want to capture that feeling and express it through the medium of…

Summer Patio Sketch

Summer. In my area it is time for summer. That time of year when the days are long and hot, the nights are short and cool and the crickets sing a soothing song. In my backyard, I have a tiny patio with a small…

Sounds from the Frogs

Click to hear many chorus frogs and a few spring peepers I am happy to say that I am an official frog monitor, volunteering for the Chicago Wilderness Habitat Project; sponsored by Chicago Wilderness, Audubon, and the Cook County Forest Preserves. This means that…

Sounds from the Creek

Sit back and relax, enjoy the sights and sounds from Crooked Creek: play for creek sound I went for a hike last weekend armed and dangerous with my voice recorder. I couldn’t resist stopping by the creek to get a 40 second sample of…