Thursday, March 17, 2016
With the arrival of March in the Upper Midwest, our longing for spring takes on an air of desperation. The fading winter has our senses on high alert to any sight or sound that hints of warmer temperatures, thawed soil, and green growth. Often, the first indications of spring in Wisconsin are aural instead of visual: an unseasonably warm day in late February has us awake to the sound of long-absent birdsong, a group of school children splash in a puddle born of quickly melting sidewalk ice, or we hear the tinkling sounds of ice breaking away on a frozen skating pond. All this has the water librarians thinking about the soundscapes of water, and compelling resources available that invite us to immerse ourselves in audio.
Posted by Sigrid Peterson at 3/17/2016