Thursday, 21 January 2010

Sounds!

I have created a new Blog for my Friday Shoot Out to keep it separate from my regular blog "Cancer Ain't Gonna Beat Me (and it didn't)" - please check out this blog at www.canceraintgonnabeatme.blogspot.com
The assignment this week is "Sounds" - this got me thinking and I had lots of ideas but I have been suffering terribly with chemo brain this week and have left the house each day without my camera. However, after school one day this week I took a walk around the block and took some photos.

The picture above is my son Harry with his bike on my front garden. We live in a small cul-de-sac and it is open plan. We replaced the grass with stones because we always seemed to be the neighbours cutting the lawn and decided that this would be less maintenance. The only down side to the stones is the fact that they are noisy and with kids, postmen, papermen etc walking over them, the crunch, crunch, crunch can always be heard! Mind you, it is a good alarm call for visitors!
My son Harry and my neighbours daughter. The sound of children is always in the air even in the winter and its nice to hear. During the summer they make lots of noise with water fights, tag games.... the sound of children has kept me going through last year.

The main Chester Road runs at the top of our lane and you can always hear the sound of cars. The cars tend to enter Darland Lane at a silly speed, taking the corner and ending up in the middle of the road. One day there will be an accident!



Cars coming from the other direction of Darland Lane. Pretty soon there are going to be speed bumps in place to slow the traffic down.



My son is the noisiest person in the village!


My dogs are the noisiest dogs in the village! Pickles and Wilbur! I knew that Miniature Schnauzers were "vocal" but these two are just ......... too much! Pickles constantly dances around the room, talking to you, asking for endless cups of tea!


Mostly I hear birds in my village...... Robins, Wood Pigeons, Blackbirds, Crows and even Owls if you dare venture to the woods at night! My mum keeps hens.... ex battery hens, these hens belong to the Teece Equestrian Centre. They are quite noisy creatures. The cockeral is called Rocky and he has the most amazing colours - he is so handsome!






19 comments:

  1. Nice to live in a cul-de-sac. Get to know your neighbours.

    How are you feeling?

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  2. My neighbour have a dog like yours, and it's quiet noisy at times, but I didn't have a chance to photographed it.
    Your cul-de-sac looks so lovely, I'm in a city, staying in a high rise apartment, there's lot of noise around!

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  3. I love coming to visit you Sara.. always wonderful!! Love the header..and the chickens ..not to mention your darlings!!
    Namaste, Sarah

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  4. I like the sounds of your town, Sara - the children and the dogs and especially the rooster. They really are noisy creatures, aren't they? And sometimes very beautiful like your mother's is.

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  5. Pickles sounds just like my wife - dancing round seeking cups of tea! Thanks for the sounds, neighbour (well, almost).

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  6. I would love to hear the sounds of hens running around!

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  7. Wonderful shootout, Sara! Your crunchy front yard reminds me of my own growing up in San Diego. My dad hated mowing and watering, so we had a field of rocks. Every year we had to spend a whole day (at least) picking dead leaves and trash out of them.
    Isn't the sound of children lovely? Most of the time...

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  8. With the speeding cars, it was good to see the noisiest boy in the neighborhood wearing a helmet. He didn't look noisy but I'll bet he can be.

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  9. I loved the tour. It's amazing what you see when you focus on what you hear!

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  10. I would love to hear the village birds and children playing. Those are comforting sounds.

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  11. I know, I am with you on the new blog...I have eight for eight different reasons, lol, but really only keep up with two on a regular basis!

    Love the header!

    Love the pics...I miss the sound of my kids as younger animals...the pitter patter of feet still echo in my head, so that counts I guess...and my son and I used to zoom around on our bikes while Ane napped...ahhh memories make a lot of noise don't they...

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  12. I loved your pictures! The hens clucking around would make me laugh!

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  13. Sara, love your pics and words - and I'm willing to bet this will be the only photos of hens. Talk about sound! Have a great weekend.

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  14. First of all, let me say that I LOVE your header picture of the geese. Love it!
    I enjoyed the hens, dogs, and your son as well. You're right about the gravel. There is no sneaking around when you have gravel. That's mostly what houses have here in Arizona.
    We have speed "humps" on our street. What differentiates them from bumps? A little lower, a little deeper. We so appreciate them. Even with them, there are those I'd like to follow home and have a talk with! :)

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  15. great post! nice hearing of what your part of the world is like. your son is a cutie pie! have a great weekend!!

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  16. I think it is just terminoligy humps and bumps are the same thing.

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  17. Oh, I just loved the sounds of your town...very charming! :)

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