Tuesday, February 23, 2010

spring comes to the north country

Unlike California and Oregon, we have no pretty flowers blooming yet. For us, this is the first sign of spring. (click on arrow to see, for some reason the screen is black but the video is there)

14 comments:

Hilarywho said...

Very interesting. I had no idea they used pumps for this. fun to hear your voice, too.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Everyone has their own sounds & signs of spring. Yours is a bit noisy. LOL

Marinela said...

Nice and Interesting =]

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You made my sweet tooth jump just showing us the pumphouse. I will think of maple syrup every time I hear a pump going from now on. Teehee.

Lynn said...

Oh dear I am viewing this at work where I have no sound. So am taking everyone's word for it that it is noisy and you are talking about making maple sugar again this year. Nummy!!!
Yes, you def still have winter to our drizzly spring.

Lynn said...

PS Glad to see you are reading The Road. Let me know what you think. I lovedddddddddddddd this book!!!! His writing is simply magical to me.

willow said...

You know, we have a little abandoned pump house in the wooded area down near the river. It didn't occur to me that it might have once been used for maple syrup!

Mary said...

haha, suki! your spring is noisier than ours....still just icy and snowy and blechy cold and damp here....

studio lolo said...

First of all I love the new header! Is that a raven in the upper right corner? ;)

And to me this pump house is purring. I don't find it noisy at all. Well, perhaps if it was right outside my window.

Aaaah, spring. Soon I hope!

sukipoet said...

The Road, Lynn. Yes I too loved it. The voice in that novel is incredible. It reminds me of his book Outer Dark which I read years ago, in tone. I could hardly put The Road down.

The pump is very loud to my ears over at my brother's house.

Lolo, the new header is a page from my canvas book. I didnt purposely paint a bird however when I posted it I too saw that bird. Hehe.

Annie said...

Very funny and noisy :-).
I am with Lynn, C.M's writing is wonderful, he is amazing.
xoxo

Lynn said...

I came home and listened to your pump house! An interesting humm in the wilderness. I guess it could be considered white noise after a bit...but I'd prefer the silence of the snowy woods, the only sound being the cracking of fresh snow underfoot.

I'm writing the name down of the other CM book. Not sure I know that one, but I've gone out to find others since reading The Road.
All the Pretty Horses is good, but I doubt anything will come close to Road.

I too like your header this week.

sukipoet said...

The header photo did not come out quite right and later I realized the camera was set on landscape not closeup.

Kim said...

I love this idea! Like most people I love spring no matter where in the world I might be and New England has one of the most unique signs of spring being on the way. Yummy, yummy, yummy New England maple syrup. I have my order in for some already!

It is absolutely lovely to hear your voice - how sweet the sound!