Thursday, 16 May 2013

Grow Write Guild Prompt #5: Listen

I missed prompts 3+4 because I was busy with the planning and aftermath of the wedding for what seems like forever. Let's jump straight in with prompt five then.

Prompt five is all about listening to the sounds your garden makes so I've made two videos mainly to talk about the sounds I can hear from my balcony and allotment. Also there are some bits on what 'relaxing' sounds like to me (loud), how I feel about people who don't respect that gardening can sometimes be a job and is always work (they annoy me), and my feelings on getting pooped on (it sucks)

These are the balcony sounds:

And this is the allotment edition:

[This post was written as a response to the 5th prompt of Gayla Trail's Grow Write Guild. Check it out.]


  1. Hi Clare, just wanted to let you know it's raining here too. I have a community garden plot and there are both red winged black birds and robins there. Liked your videos as part of the post.

  2. I love your words about really being here and part of it. I think that's one of my favorite parts of playing in the dirt- it helps me remember that I'm also playing in the air and in the world.

    With your first word in the balcony video, I was surprised and pleased to your accent (according to MY ear!) I'm in the US, outside Philadelphia PA, and I easily forget that there's an entire planet of gardeners that these writing prompts connect us to.

    And, gesundheit!

  3. I enjoy how these post connect us globally too. Especially as I just googled what a red winged blackbird is. Stunning!