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Dark Forest

"The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own."
 - Willa Cather

"I am drawn to the dark forests
quiet and mysterious
yet somehow inviting...
Lush trees standing strong and tall
in the silent safety of nature."
 - Jill Wooden

Dark Forest
Dark Forest

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Dark Forest

This soundscape was inspired by a late afternoon visit to a park I frequent. It was a very dark, overcast, and humid day and very eerie and foreboding with steam oozing up from the ground, moss everywhere and the leafy canopy above blocking what little light there was.

The music features my Native American Bass Flute and the animal sounds (wolves, grizzly bear, squirrel chatter, etc.) were found online. I highly recommend visiting the National Park Service Sound Library - their Yellowstone Park site is amazing!

Willa Cather
Willa Cather
Willa Cather
Willa Cather (1873 –1947) was an American writer who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918). In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather's high regard for the immigrant families forging lives and enduring hardships on the Nebraska plains shaped a good deal of her fiction.
Willa Cather