Monday, November 05, 2018

The Turn of the Season

With the days shrinking into a shorter sunshine and the flush of cooler air as soon as the sun sinks below the horizon, we know that our canoe outings are limited. We slipped the canoe onto the mirrored surface of the water last evening within an hour of sunset, knowing we had to hurry if we wanted to return in some light.

Our leaf color is not going to peak into dramatic beauty, but we still get some glow.

The geese have been letting us know of their arrival. Like temporary migrants, they arrive tired and hungry and take over the nearby cornfield shouting and calling for the newer arrivals to clear as they attempt their landing. Last night approached 1,000!  Some just gave up and headed up our finger of the river into the open mowed area at the edge of a tiny marsh.  By nightfall they must watch for fox. 

They flew to the left and to the right.  Their squawking and honking and panicked noise belied their gracefulness in flight.

Many will winter over on the cold waters as the snow falls and they will gab loudly for several hours in the middle of the night, making me wake up and turn to the other side.


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  2. Here I am leaving you a note. Oh Hurrah! 1000 birds must raise an unholy racket. Wow. Beauty all around you tho.

  3. The birds are flying away, and, the trees are beautiful.

  4. Such beautiful photos! You've captured light and flight beautifully!

  5. Love the beautiful scenery this time of year and the sounds of the geese overhead.


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