deep into the rainforest…
Posted in australia, nature, pia's photos, soundscapes February 26th, 2010 by pia


Standing in the depth of the forest is one of the most magnificent “I’m alive” moments to be had. Being amidst the trees, the birds, the insects, the soil, the air… it always sends a tingle up my spine. My racing mind stops. And my heart fills with light, and life. It is so real yet so magical.

Would you like to take a moment with me today, and stand right in the middle of the rainforest? We can stand in one place and look around to see what we might see, and hear what we might hear. We can pretend we live in a treehouse, high up in the branches.

Please click on the play button to listen while you scroll through the photos below to be whisked away to the depths of the rainforest with me. Enjoy…

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Have a wonderful weekend mes amis.


+ soundscape and photographs taken on a walk through Lamginton National Park in Queensland, Australia, January 2010.

+click here for more soundscapes.

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  1. Sarah says

    How lovely that was! My cat is a little nervous now though, she was happily asleep on my lap and all of a sudden she was in the forest!

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  2. kitty says

    wow, just what i needed today! thank you more than words can say… 😉

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  3. Brenda says

    Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this. It is a cold, rainy, gray day here in Texas and this is a balm for the heart and mind. So glad I stopped by today (as I do most every day – always a treat).

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  4. beth lamphier says

    oh…so thank you, what a gift, most wonderful post

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  5. Char says

    What a wonderful post…thank you for transporting me to your World…
    Can you imagine living in a tree house how fabulous it would be!

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  6. and flowers pick themselves says

    i took a walk this morning through the heavily snowed-covered woods near my house and while it was stunningly beautiful, i’m ready for it to look like this 🙂

    xo Alison

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  7. Sara LeeAnn says

    I’ve been in a bit of a low-down, dirty fun this week thanks to a stomach virus, and too much dwelling on a life gone awry. This was a much needed trip into solitude and beauty. Thanks, Pia.

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  8. Kate says

    Lovely sounds, I would like to be laying on the rainforest floor, moss in between my toes. So relaxing………

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  9. Miranda says

    Thankyou Pia, what a relaxing sound.

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  10. liz arcus says

    love the combination of the images and the sounds, what recording device did you use Pia?

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  11. Helen says

    Isn’t it amazing, how even though there are 100s of rainforests these photos could be from, I knew at first glance it was Lamington???

    Love the soundscape!

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  12. zina says

    dear pia, this is lovely. i needed a spot of rainforest today. but more importantly, i bought your book today in preparation to my first real trip to paris (non-airport). i can’t wait to use it!

    February 26th, 2010 | #

  13. Krista says

    So wonderful! 🙂 I love those cheery little white mushrooms 🙂

    February 27th, 2010 | #

  14. Leanne T says

    wow stunning!! sights and sounds. x

    February 27th, 2010 | #

  15. Enia Is (Almost) Here says

    how beautiful!

    February 27th, 2010 | #

  16. Tracey says

    That was delightful! Thanks Pia!

    February 27th, 2010 | #

  17. Florai says

    Thank you for taking us along. A mini-break in the tropics is just what’s needed!

    February 27th, 2010 | #

  18. Emma says

    oh green, i forgot what you looked like

    February 28th, 2010 | #

  19. Colleen says

    How glorious! I could sit and listen to this audio clip all day long. The photos are truly gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this piece of heaven with us.

    February 28th, 2010 | #

  20. Veronica says

    Thankyou Pia, for sending me in Australia, in the forest! I’m a n italian fan and you’re just great! Baci

    February 28th, 2010 | #

  21. Joan says

    Pia, How gorgeous! How luscious to listen to! I think I even heard a camera shutter… how wonderful of you to take us along. Your fan, J

    February 28th, 2010 | #

  22. Tuulikki Titine says

    I love the way the rays of sunlight highlight the beautiful colours and patterns of the trees and plants in the rainforest.

    March 1st, 2010 | #

  23. Theresa says

    So lovely. The forest is my favorite place to be.

    March 1st, 2010 | #

  24. Sara says

    those pictures are incredible!

    March 1st, 2010 | #

  25. Ann Marie says

    those mushrooms melt my heart!

    March 2nd, 2010 | #

  26. Christina Diaz says

    i love this post. The pictures are beautiful. I especially love the last one with the leaves climbing up the trunk and the birds in the soundbite were beautiful sounding!

    March 2nd, 2010 | #

  27. elsie says

    Wow. these are amazing images and wonderful soundscape. That second photo…I feel like in just a second more, little fairy faces will pop out from behind their pale little fungi homes.

    March 2nd, 2010 | #

  28. Lili says

    thank you for sharing these. the close ups of the mushrooms are my favorite ones. they seem like they were taken from a magical landscape. these photos definitely brought a dose of sunshine to the grey snowy skies over here. 🙂

    March 3rd, 2010 | #

  29. tanja says

    thank you so much pia – am gently getting through a week of cold and flu and this bit of heaven is absolutely healing, balm for the soul in so many ways. thanks so much for sharing this and other lovely haikus from daily life – found you via kim carney.

    March 12th, 2010 | #

  30. Devi says

    I could stay here forever..

    June 1st, 2010 | #

  31. Shahrul Niza says

    WOW…this is the most amazing visit I had today :). I too live very close to a rain forest park, but now they’d temporarily closed for some upgrade work. Listening to the birds & the music of the forest here has been a magical experience!. Thank you for sharing with us this piece of heaven.

    September 22nd, 2013 | #

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