Friday, March 25, 2011


Don't you love the wild, exuberant joy of Spring? Granted, the visual exuberance is a bit thin on the ground around here as yet. There is still some snow that is refusing to leave, and what greenery there is, doesn't deserve the name. But close your eyes and just listen for a few seconds. The air is one glorious chorus of Red Winged Blackbirds, Sparrows, Chickadees, Finches, Cardinals, and Jays, and outsinging all but the Blackbirds, are the Geese. The Canada Geese fly past, announcing their passage with their haunting, strangely beautiful 'Goose Music'. I'm surprised no has ever written a concerto to them.
This photo was taken yesterday at a watermeadow near our village. In the spring, the water sometimes comes right over the road, and there will be quite literally thousands of geese resting there. In a few weeks, the river will be behaving itself again, the grass will be greening, and the geese -many of them- will be gone until the Autumn.
I'm just going to pop out to the garden now and listen to the birds!

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