There is music playing again. The prognosis below was wrong. The problem lay in the drip pipes which had become totally clogged with clay and chalk particles. A bit of first aid has got water dripping again and it’s now a question of discovering how to filter out the sediment and whether the new holes in the pipes are big enough to pass them through whole . . . or whether they’ll clog up themselves. For now though all is well.
. . . . please be aware that there is a slight blockage in the plumbing system. Due to a build up of clay and earth in the pipe between the pond and the hole, this is causing a loss in water pressure which in turn means that water is not getting into the drip pipes. This results in a loss in drips and therefore volume and density of notes. i.e. the music is very quiet and sparse.
While waiting to implement a permanent fix for this, one solution for an intrepid visitor can be found in the post, b.y.o.b. below.
In times of drought – or plumbing problems – it is still possible to hear music, you just have to bring your own water.
If you look carefully through the slits in the cover in some places you can see a wire mesh. Below the mesh are trays of gravel that break up the flow and cause drips to form in an unpredictable manner.
If you sprinkle water from a bottle onto these areas you’ll hear an initial flurry of sound followed by a period of more measured and melodic music.
After the snow . . .
Photo by Amanda Thessiger
A sunny, cold and windy day, the leaves starting to fall and carpet the forest floor.