Poplar Music

6 Feb


Sharing something a tad unusual here, an experience from last weekend that I decided to video on my phone as I just walked in to hear the opening notes as some thin poplars were being de-glazed by the warming sun after an ice storm.

If you just watch this video on your computer you will see a bit of ice dropping and hear a lot of it hitting the ground below the trees which is kind of ho hum interesting but to closer see why I videoed this as it occurred it is best to put on some earphones which for some reason picks up reasonably well the background rumble the actual poplar trees were making which I’ll compared (to stir your interest) with the sound of a large pod of screaming whales.

So if you want to hear something really different, plunk on your earphones and listen to the sun prying the ice off the poplars. 🙂


5 Responses to “Poplar Music”

  1. Krystyna February 8, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    ‘Video playback aborted due to a network error.’ No idea what that means. Tried several times with same result. Will try again later. Managed several seconds though, and all I can say is ‘I love you and who are you!’ (No fear, just a rhetorical burst re: My first (lovely) online bite of the morning).

    • 1left February 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

      Thanks Krystyna, I’m stumped on the issue with the video, hope it is back soon. When the trees call in the forest I want everyone to hear.

  2. 1left March 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Discovering a singing tree, a video by Bernie Krause may help to explain why my ice freed poplars were singing. Bernie’s cottonwood recording features a stressed tree due to dryness, in any case the beat goes on, weather nature seems in tune or not.

  3. Karen July 13, 2017 at 1:13 am #

    Would love to see more posts!

    • 1left July 13, 2017 at 9:51 am #

      Thanks Karen, Should have a couple out soon.

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