Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Geese are back!!!!!!!!!

"Canadian geese knife their way north, racing for summer"

This single line at the bottom of a posting on Paul Martin's* blog last week reminded me they would be coming back soon, and sure enough, today while out walking the dog, there they were, crossing the sky--a small band of them--happily honking away, to announce that Spring is finally here! (Well, ALMOST here, anyway.) *I join with the others in wishing Mr. Martin good health and
the time needed for writing, as he said, the stories he has yet to tell and ideas to explore.

If you ever get a chance to see the film made by Jacques Perrin, called
"Le Peuple Migrateur" ("Winged Migration"), I guarantee you will not be able to tear yourself away from it, not even for a second. Filmed over the course of four years, in 40 countries on all seven continents, involving more than 450 people, including 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers, it followed these creatures' amazing odyssey.[1] [You can hear samples of the soundtrack here.]

If I remember correctly from last year, the returning geese came flying past my house between 6:30 and 7:15 in the mornings, the largest number of them. A sky full of undulating, fluttering V's--barking a song one never, ever, tires of.

They're back!!!!!!! :)

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