Autumn Senses–Sight of Snow Geese

In late autumn, the leaves are off the trees, after that amazing show they put on before they blew away. The flowers are gone, the grass and fields are brown, everything is a little drab and monotone and low key. The lights have been turned down on the show.

And the snow geese, clever birds that they are, know that at this time of year, nothing can upstage them! They have the spotlight, they are the stars of the local stage.

I posted last week about a magical moment when I saw snow geese taking off against a dark sky. Since then, I’ve pretty much stalked them like a paparazza. They are always fascinating but still photos don’t necessarily capture their glory fully. The constant, seemingly chaotic, movement that suddenly resolves itself into a perfect V in the sky and the raucous, noisy chatter are a critical part of the overall experience.

But I can offer you photos. Many of these are taken at a distance, to show the spectacular numbers of geese gathered in one spot. I hope you’ll click on the photos to get a better look!

That Magic Moment, When I Looked into the Skies . . .

IMG_3855And saw thousands of snow geese taking off from the lake and swarming south.

IMG_3852I was tempering chocolate for an order, and glanced out my kitchen window. The sky was black and blue, and the geese sparkled against it.

IMG_3841I wish I could provide you with sound effects, too!

Ten minutes later, the sky was overcast and gray and the geese were out of the picture. Isn’t serendipity a wonderful thing?