"The day has eyes; the night has ears." - David Fergusson
"After nightfall, the face of the country seems to alter marvelously, and the clear moonlight only intensifies the change. The river gleams like running quicksilver, and the moonbeams play over the grassy stretches of the plateaus..." - Theodore Roosevelt
Nightfall, by definition, means the approach of darkness at the close of the day. It’s often a special time of the day to gaze in awe at beautiful sunsets and—throughout the forest—watch faint shimmers of light gradually fade away. A chorus crickets and frogs start their evening chants and soon moonlight illuminates the trees with a soft eerie glow. In the quiet of twilight, one can hear the nocturnal hoot of the owl and a peaceful calmness envelops the countryside.
This piece features a jazz guitar, strings, subtle percussion and the ocarina*.
* custom patch on the Roland JV-880
David Ferguson (died 1598) was a Scottish reformer. His love of pithy sayings led him to make a collection of Scottish proverbs, now of almost unique value. They were published in 1641 under the title, "Scottish Proverbs gathered together by David Ferguson…" David Ferguson
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 – 1919) was the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Making conservation a top priority, he established many new national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation's natural resources. He is generally ranked as one of the five best presidents. Theodore Roosevelt