Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The river had been frozen for weeks. This was unusual as the last time this river froze at all, according to our neighbors, was about 8 years ago. It would thaw a little in the day and then refreeze with each cold night.
It was beautiful and tragic.
Why tragic you may ask?
The geese (those noisy and large numbered invaders) have to shelter in the wider parts of the river and the more open spaces in the marsh further out. They have to shelter near the duck blinds that man has so carefully created. They cannot make it to the safety of our little finger of the river and freely make their noises and still be safely tucked away from the damage of guns.
This is a nice time for photographers who like the sparse gray of the land and this is also a good time for hunters.