Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What I loved about Holland--- part one

The hotel we stayed at in Winterswijk, Holland, is located in beautiful surroundings. As you leave one of the entrances to the hotel, you see across the driveway, a quaint brick building surrounded by a butterfly garden. Last year, Spring had arrived earlier and although there were some flowers blooming there were no butterflies. This year Spring was very late so there were very few flowers, and again no butterflies. To make up for the lack of plant and insect life, the birds were singing providing a lovely chorus.
This is a video of the butterfly garden with birdsong sound effects.

Every morning 4:14 to 4:20am a particular kind of bird would begin to sing outside our room window. I was fascinated by the range of sounds from the bird, and would listen trying to count all the different mini songs making up the whole performance, but I would drop off to sleep and never did count all the mini-songs.
I did some research, and think what I was hearing is the song of a Nightingale


MISTAYA said...

I assume you have arrived safley back home from your adventure! The birds in the video sound so pretty. What a wonderful sound to hear so early in the morning. Love you, Gail

Ali Honey said...

That was lovely. Did you film that with an ipod?