Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wild geese

Their first raucous, joyful call on a frosty March morning is music at its best.

They are back. As it should be.

They announced their presence by flying low right over our house, honking loudly "We have returned!"

My heart soared.


pablo said...

We have some year-round resident geese here in Kansas City, but their numbers have certainly swollen in recent weeks. Now at Roundrock, I'd love to see evidence of their presence.

denise said...

Yay for the geese! I have heard them in recent days, too. I also noticed an increase in the number of seagulls, which fly in from Lake Michigan. It's Spring! No robins yet, but the cardinals have begun to sing again...

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about the geese! I always love seeing them; they are a sight to see in their formation!

dharma bum said...

I saw this Leopold quote recently:

"One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring."

And I too have seen my first geese (and even a few ducks) the past few days, seeking open water, looking a little out of place but simultaneously right at home. :)