I’m not sure what it is…
But when I see Canada geese paddling around in the high tide shallows at Forest Beach marsh at sunset, looking almost like silhouettes in the dim light.
Mill Landing is one of my favorite destination spots when I’m out on one of my walkabouts with the camera.
I love nothing more than coming down the hill late on a fall afternoon, and looking back at Taylor Pond all decked out in golden yellow and russet orange.
Or spot through the trees just upstream…
For as the Canada geese wend their way up the Creek to Taylor Pond for the night I always pause…
And I listen —
For the sound of the wind in their wings. ❤
It’s become a ritual for me now. I can’t wait for the dawn.
I hurry to get the car warmed up, eager to get to Forest Beach right around sunrise.
I scoot down in the sand with my camera to watch.
Someone out walking their dog along the beach has surely roused them from their beds.
Then suddenly, UP over the dunes comes the first pair!
Then all at once I see the rest of the flock, sometimes twenty in all, flying in tandem, up and over me, just like the others.
It is a musical perfection I can’t even begin to describe.
Raising my own voice as I, too, honk to greet the new day!