Portrait of a Lake

Portrait of a LakeCelebrating three decades of Pulse of the Planet, here’s a program from our archives.Take a moment now, if you can and let the sounds that you’re about to hear transport you to the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. I’m Jim Metzner, and this is The Pulse of the Planet.Ambience, Wilderness LakeIt’s late afternoon at a remote mountain lake. Songbirds chorus in the distance. Insects are swarming near the surface of the water, and the trout rise up to feed on them.”Not a fish can leap or an insect fall on the pond but it is thus reported in circling dimples, in lines of beauty.”Nothing so fair, so pure, and at the same time so large as a lake, lies on the surface of the earth. It is a mirror which no stone can crack.”musicThe words are from Henry David Thoreau, sounds – from Gordon Hempton. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Portrait of a Lake

The words of Thoreau still evoke the timeless feeling of a remote mountain lake. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration.
Air Date:06/15/2018
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Portrait of a LakeCelebrating three decades of Pulse of the Planet, here's a program from our archives.Take a moment now, if you can and let the sounds that you're about to hear transport you to the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. I'm Jim Metzner, and this is The Pulse of the Planet.Ambience, Wilderness LakeIt's late afternoon at a remote mountain lake. Songbirds chorus in the distance. Insects are swarming near the surface of the water, and the trout rise up to feed on them."Not a fish can leap or an insect fall on the pond but it is thus reported in circling dimples, in lines of beauty."Nothing so fair, so pure, and at the same time so large as a lake, lies on the surface of the earth. It is a mirror which no stone can crack."musicThe words are from Henry David Thoreau, sounds - from Gordon Hempton. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.