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Serena Happy Sounds are designed for when you are looking for a simple natural background noise to your meditation, reading, relaxing or falling asleep time. Thanks to the infinite variety of sounds around the world, you can always find the right soundscape for your mood or situation. They are particularly well suited for environments that are a bit noisy and you need some override to the sounds around you so you can get on with your meditation, your reading, your work or maybe some well-deserved rest. If you are in a busy airport terminal or noisy bus, or perhaps just have neighbors that are being inconsiderate with their noise late at night, you might find these soundscapes of some solace.

Happy Sounds - A Serena Nature Sounds Podcast Zebediah Rice

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Serena Happy Sounds are designed for when you are looking for a simple natural background noise to your meditation, reading, relaxing or falling asleep time. Thanks to the infinite variety of sounds around the world, you can always find the right soundscape for your mood or situation. They are particularly well suited for environments that are a bit noisy and you need some override to the sounds around you so you can get on with your meditation, your reading, your work or maybe some well-deserved rest. If you are in a busy airport terminal or noisy bus, or perhaps just have neighbors that are being inconsiderate with their noise late at night, you might find these soundscapes of some solace.

    Midnight in the Shenandoah Woods

    Midnight in the Shenandoah Woods

    Shenandoah is a phonetic rendering from the Algonquian schind-han-do-wi which means "beautiful daughter of the stars." The rolling hills are so iconic that not only have songs been written about them but the Shenandoah song is also known as the Ballad of America. The steady hum of crickets from deep in the woods in this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains will lull you to sleep or ensconce your meditation or study time into the sounds of Appalachia. Perhaps you will remember that you, too, are a son or daughter of the stars.

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    Wind and Sun on Southern Utah Slickrock

    Wind and Sun on Southern Utah Slickrock

    The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, for most of its acreage, is a harsh and unforgiving landscape of slickrock and sand, creosote bushes and cacti. But here and there you will find dry washes in the twisting, layered, petrified sand of white slickrock. And in some of those washes there are small, cylindrical basins with a bit of mud and grass. And if you’re lucky a little water. This recording was taken high up on the side of one of these slickrock mountains next to just such as water hole (though it was so small and muddy as to barely earn that name). The most prevalent sound is that of the ever-present wind moaning and muttering and shoving across the hard rock of the landscape in an undulating intensity. But, thanks to the little bit of water, you can hear the occasional sounds of flying, chirping, buzzing and crawling insects (some a little close for comfort!), as well as the little tussocks of grasses moving in their natural rhythms with the endless wind. Despite the desolation of the place and the unforgiving sun, the occasional bird makes an appearance as well. Perfect for meditation, studying, sleep, or any other situation where white noise/nature sounds are useful.

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    Dawn Birdsong in Southern Utah

    Dawn Birdsong in Southern Utah

    Southern Utah on a map or from the air looks like a land of sand and rock and heat. But threading through the almost Martian landscape are scores upon scores of narrow canyons and deep gorges. At the bottom of these gullies are rich riparian environments that support a wide range of plant and animal life. In this recording you will hear the calming sounds of birds at dawn from the bottom of one of these canyons in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If you listen closely you may catch the occasional cricket and perhaps even the distant sound of the small animals going about their morning routine. Perfect for meditation, studying, sleep, or any other situation where white noise/nature sounds are useful. 

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    Windy Day in the Coastal Scrub of Australia's Royal National Park

    Windy Day in the Coastal Scrub of Australia's Royal National Park

    If you are looking for a vibrant, undulating, natural white noise to allow you to focus on your meditation or studying or melt into sleep, this windy winter day’s recording near Australia’s Eastern shores makes an excellent choice. Just an hour or so to the south of Sydney lies a sprawling park that has over a hundred kilometers of walking tracks and some of the finest coastal vistas you will find anywhere on earth, which is probably why it was one of the first areas in the country to be set aside for conservation. The recording was made near a place called Wattamolla Beach (not far from the famous Wedding Cake Rock and Figure Eight Pools). The coastal track that snakes along the coastline of the park is a place of exceptional beauty, even on a blustery, rainy winter’s day. Perhaps especially on such a day. The vast grey expanse of the open ocean comes to a sudden end at the jagged line of warm yellow and copper colored sandstone coastal bluffs. The broken boulders and verticality of the cliffs tower above the crashing surf then arch back as they blend seamlessly into the coastal heath of low shrubs. The undulating scrub of the heath has been shaped by the relentless wind into curves and folds as though the wind itself were frozen in time the patterns of branch and leaf that these fierce survivors of the heath make in their slow, low-slung growth. The creeks that trickle out of the denser, wetter Eucalyptus forests further inland reach their terminus in this part of the park hundreds of feet above the sea in a perfectly perpendicular cliff edge  that drops almost at a straight right angle down to the crashing waves below. On windy days like the one in this recording some of the smaller creeks invert at the cliff face. The roaring wind literally reverses the waterfall from the lip of the cliff down to the sea to instead rising, improbably, directly up into the air and blending with the sputtering wind and moisture whipped along from the precipitating clouds or the foaming white caps in the sea far below. The wind was gusting strongly enough to blow a grown man over, so it was too windy to record near the cliffs and upside-down waterfalls. Instead, I bushwhacked into the brush, following a dry creek bed a few hundred meters into the thick heath. What you will hear in this recording is mostly wind and more wind. Most of the birds are sticking close to the ground and the thicker parts of the heath but from time to time you can hear them above the wind’s roar. They do fly very close a few times so don’t be too surprised. And if you listen closely enough you can just make out the occasional sputter of rain tickling the thick, fire blackened bark and long, grassy leaves of the New South Wales Grass Tree. 

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    Bondi Beach Long Before Dawn

    Bondi Beach Long Before Dawn

    Bondi Beach is one of the world’s most beautiful city beaches. It is graced with clean white sand, turquoise water, perfect sunrises, and a steady swell for surfers. The Northern Headland (aka Ben Buckler) of Bondi Bay consists of weathered sandstone cliffs that drop right down into the surf. But at low tide when the surf isn’t too large, you can walk among the tidal pools and watch the waves steadily pound and surge up onto the flat rocks that jut out into the bay, forming a point just a few hundred meters from where the sand ends. It is such a popular spot that solitude is hard to come by. But I wanted this to be nature soundscape of Bondi as it has sounded for millions of years; that is, no people sounds. In order to avoid the any human-made distractions from the land, sea or air, this recording was taken in the hours well before dawn with low tide occurring at about the half way point in the recording. The recording is so close to the water that you can sometimes hear the waves surge across the flat rocks and splash just inches away from the microphone. 
    The mind searches for patterns and meaning everywhere. The chaotic syncopation of a steady surf breaking across the flat rocks of the Bondi headland eludes pattern. And in that elusiveness lies the beauty: nature at its enigmatic yet and perfect best. You can almost hear the creative and destructive forces in the sounds.
    A steady Northerly was blowing, bringing with it unseasonably warm weather this late in autumn. The cliffs of Ben Buckler Headland protected the tidal area from the wind and allowed for an intimate recording virtually at the level of the water just near where the famous Big Rock or Mermaid Rock sits. If you are after the steady roar of waves crashing and the rumble of a distant wind punctuated with the gentle murmur and gurgle of tidal pools filling and draining in the occasional lull, this recording is for you.

    • 1 tim. 6 min
    Sunny Spring Afternoon on Sydney Harbor

    Sunny Spring Afternoon on Sydney Harbor

    The sounds from a busy spring afternoon on a quiet Sydney harbor neighborhood beach: The periodic ferry and occasional rumble of a sea plane or helicopter flying overhead. Clanging of boat rigging. Laughter and calls of children. Cicadas. Lapping waves. Birds chirping. The simple sounds that herald the coming of summer in a quiet corner of a beautiful city.

    • 59 min

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