Friday, January 22, 2010

Sounds of home - FSO

One of the things I love most about living on a farm is the peace and quiet.  I guess I don't take much notice of the familiar sounds, just as city dwellers don't take much notice of traffic noise.  I hadn't even heard the milk tanker (which goes past every day) rumbling past my house so was surprised when I looked out and there it was sitting by my driveway, broken down.  It must have been there for ages because the repair vehicle had already arrived.

But a helicopter does not arrive to spread fertiliser every day - I hear that!. 


If a tractor goes up the road I probably won't hear it, even though they are quite noisy.


But when my granddaughter goes putt-putting past on her little bike - I hear that!

What are some of the other sounds the might get my attention?
 Horses talking might do it.


My son taking a hammer to my roof - oh yeah, that would do it! 

The happy sound of children laughing and paddling?  Yep, for sure.


And when the grand-daughters crank up the music and sing? No doubt about it, I hear that!!  That is the sound I love! 

I'd like to do Nan U's 'blind hike’ sometime.  Maybe I will on our next long weekend when I will be touring further north with a friend.  Will have to remember to pack a blindfold (but I'll leave the silk scarf at home in case he thinks I'm too kinky)! and wander around noticing what I hear and take pictures pointing in the direction of the sound. Sounds (??) like fun actually.  Thanks for this topic, Nan U.  It really had me thinking about what I hear as opposed to all the sounds around me that I don't actually hear. 

Wonder what the rest of the FSO team came up with!  Check them out here.

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous photos and really great shoot out. I love area, really beautiful x

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  2. Hi Pauline.

    Do you have a dairy farm? My old bro in Gold coast used to have a farm selling calfs. It didn't work out because he is a lawyer.

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  3. Love that shot of the horses!

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  4. Oh Pauline..I loved this one..well I always love yours..but this one was wonderful!! Loved the horses and your grandaughters are darling!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Townies often say that the countryside is quiet. The countryside is very far from quiet. The noises are just different. I agree that most of the time we don't hear the noises whether we are in town or country (I exclude noise made by iinconsiderate neighbours from that - not that I've ever experienced them but I know those who have) but there are always the exceptions. I enjoyed knowing what yours were.

    Hmm. Silk scarves eh?! Oh I'm sure he won't think you're kinky. But what will you use instead?

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  6. I want to know what the horse was saying...

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  7. Love these shots! I am also going to try the blind hike when the weather improves.

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  8. Wonderful post, Pauline. It's neat to think about the things we hear every day to the point of not hearing them any more. My favorite pictures are the roof and the horse talking at you.
    cheers!

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  9. Wow. Perfectly handled. Really good photos...love the milk truck, and hammering. In perfect tune with the theme. I think a lot of work went into this one.

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  10. Fabulous photos and a great twist on the theme. Now you've got me thinking about all the sounds I don't hear too.

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  11. Fun post. Love that double tanker. It looks oddly out of place. Granddaughters look like they are having fun.

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  12. I could totally write a story around every photo on here! Love it, really I do...

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  13. These are beautiful pictures, I love the greenery!

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  14. It's funny about sounds we take for granted. A bus stop near our office was moved. I used to remark how seldom I heard a bus that stopped right outside of our office. The stop was moved and now I miss the sound I hardly ever heard. I'm glad you mentioned this twist on the theme. Have a great weekend, Pauline. Elaine

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  15. these are all so good it was hard to pick a fav for me. the countryside where you live is so beautiful!! lucky gal you are.....

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  16. Your quiet country place looks like there is so much going on. Plenty of noises to choose from! I love the whinnying horse, and also those little grand daughters putting on a show. Heavenly.

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  17. These are beautiful photographs, Pauline. I love the ruralness of them, the green, wide open spaces.
    The horses are a crack up! Is he yelling about the bite on the rump?

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  18. This was a great post! Love the horse picture. :)

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  19. What a good post - made me smile.
    I don't know about doing a blind hike - I'm a bit of a chicken about things like that, but I might hike up somewhere and put on a blindfold to sit and listen. Great idea!

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  20. Seeing the hammering on the roof reminded me of being up on my roof and nearly falling. Hammering on a when metal roof is not a good idea. That horse was a great shot it to get it where it does look like he could be saying something.

    Tom

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  21. Hello Pauline, I can't believe they deliver the fertiliser by helicopter. Lovely photos. Have a "Happy Monday" and have a super Australia Day tomorrow.

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  22. Pauline, I could have sworn I left a comment here. I feel so bad that I didn't. I loved your take on this theme. I like the expression on the horses and I love that you love hearing your grandkids sing. So much fun.

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