"Blether - n. foolish chatter. - v.intr. chatter foolishly [ME blather, f. ON blathra talk nonsense f. blathr nonsense]" - Concise Oxford Dictionary.
No noise, no life!!
I have never been to the southwestern US....farthest I have gone was Texas, and that was enough! Silence that presses upon one's ears...great description! That is how it feels outside on a snowy silent night here in the Bristolwood!Lovely photo, but give me snow and trees!!!!! Glad you saw no aliens, although methinks many Americans *might* fit that descript!!!! hahah!
I loved the contrast - not only with the madness of The Strip, but also with the trees and green-ness of home. Even in our most deserted spots, there is never silence: birds, water, wind all contribute their sounds.