Thursday, 3 April 2008

The old railtrack, Gare de Moncontour, afternoon

A tranquil place, though not quiet. The sounds of water pouring over rock, a low hum of traffic in the valley, thushes, blackbirds, robins, a woodpecker's yaffle, an onomatapoeic chiffchaff...

2 comments:

Dave said...

"Yaffle"? This is a real word? I love it!

Lucy said...

Yes - the green woodpecker is - or was, also called a yaffle after the sound it makes! It was drumming too, but I didn't have enough words to mention this...