Took the long way for the 2nd time this week. Went by Mr. Dog's house again—on the far side of the street—and didn't see any sign of him. I did report him to animal control a couple of days ago. Maybe that took care of it. You're welcome, Hendersonites!
I did my best to notice sounds this morning & keep track of every one. Here's what I was able to hear on my car-less commute.
- wind in the trees
- wind in shrubs & bushes
- a leaf skittering down the street (from the wind)
- birds (probably saying to each other, "What's with the wind?")
- a bubbling water sound from a backyard fountain
- the cord from a flag pole (beating against the pole...'cuz of the wind)
- a dog bark in the distance & not at my heels (thank goodness)
- a wind chime that I couldn't quite locate
- the opening & closing of a front door (someone was leaving for work, I think)
- about 20 passing cars
As I reflect on the windy trip, the question I'm considering isn't: What sounds wouldn't I have heard if I'd been driving instead of walking?", because it's clear I wouldn't have noticed most of 'em. The question is...Am I, in some way, better off for having heard them? Hmmmm.
Noticing Notes: Scary Dog, Missing Ms. Raker, Scary Weather, the Wind
P.S. Almost gave up on the litter thing this morning. Didn't see any until I rounded the corner of Edward Jones...only few dozen steps from the library...and there it was. The largest piece of trash I'll probably see all year: a Realtor pamphlet with area listings that was at least 50 pages long. All spread out in the middle of a parking lot, somehow resisting the wind.