Friday, November 3, 2017

Water Drums - Snoqualmie Valley Trail - #SaturdaySnapshots

Although my hikes and walks often feature similar scenery, there always seems to be one "something" that sets each adventure apart from the others. Recently, our group hiked five miles on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. What made it memorable? The "rain drums" at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center.
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After our hike on that rainy, windy day, we stopped at the shelter of the education center to eat our brown-bagged lunches. We didn't expect a symphony! Rain runoff from the center's roof had been directed into tubes and splashed down onto the drums. The rhythms created a delightful musical accompaniment to our meals.

Link for More Info:  Cedar River Watershed Education Center
Click on "Water Drum Video" on that page for a six-minute talk by the artist who created the water drums.





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18 comments:

Brona Joy said...

I love seeing your autumn pictures as we head into spring - which reminds me it must be time to post my annual jacaranda postπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love these drums. What a lovely idea. I wonder what would happen if I put some drums in my yard in wet Texas?

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Jackie Mc Guinness said...

These are fabulous!

Lynne Spreen said...

We have heat and sun drums where I live. :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The symphony sounds wonderful! I love the photo of the shed, too, and can picture myself listening from the porch. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Those water drums were truly a surprise. The website's video says the rhythms are programmed and created by local musicians. Clever!

judy said...

I made the mistake of posting originally on the email notification for your blog. Anyway...the rain drums are wonderful! I didn't know they existed, let alone that they're nearby. You always find such interesting things to focus on from you hikes, and you take great photos.

Colleen Reece said...

I love your posts! They make me think of Darrington. Keep them coming! And I am so glad that whatever you did to adjust evidently allows me to respond. YAY.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for your comments, Judy and Colleen. I'm thankful that the Auburn Senior Activity Center hosts these wonderful walks and hikes and that I am able to participate. The water drums were delightful.

Klara S said...

WOW. That must have been a concert! Fantastic idea.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Hi, Klara. Yes, it was an unusual and fun experience. Thank you for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment.

NatureFootstep said...

how wonderful. Never heard of waterdrums before. What a great idea for rainy places :)

Sue Jackson said...

How cool! Great way to make use of all that Pacific NW rain!

Sue

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Melinda Ott said...

What a great walk! I am developing quite the list of hiking possibilities from your posts!

Kelly Marshall said...

I am discovering so much about the Puget Sound through you. I love the town of Snoqualmie. I am thinking I need to make a trip up there during the holidays. I am excited my family and I are heading up to Leavenworth for Christmas! Can't wait!

Kelly

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm so lucky to be able to participate in the senior center's hikes and walks. They come up with such interesting and beautiful destinations. I'll keep it up as long as I'm able!😊 I'm glad y'all are enjoying my posts.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!

Sandra Allen said...

Great photos!