Branta

I took this image on the way into town on Sunday morning. It’s more about texture than about anything else really, but it does reveal two items of local interest, both concerning the stirrings of spring. The first is the welcome return of Canada Geese (the title of this post is the genus of this beautiful animal) and, the second is the red blush of anticipation in the trees. It has warmed up a bit – the pond is now free of ice and we’ve got only one of the two wood stoves running. I’ll keep the cameras at the ready to capture the turning of these rich river-bottom soils which should occur in the next week or two if we don’t get any more rain.

Birds

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