Thursday, April 2, 2009

Return of the geese


In autumn the honking of the geese flying overhead fills me with melancholy.
But in the spring their wild cries send a shiver of delight up my spine.
That sound is the most irrefutable sign that winter is giving way.

12 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

And lets not forget the mounds of brown they leave behind:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweet Brattcat!
Little Luna and I were waiting for your post anxiously!
What a beautiful picture!Poor geese!
For the other hand, it's wonderful that it is now, spring time!
God bless you
Léia and Luna

brattcat said...

Good morning, Leia and Luna. Thank you, my friends. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Clueless...yes there is that brown stuff. My daughter had to change her wedding location (orignally a park in R.I.) because there was an excess of the 'mounds of brown' as you see tactfully put it.

Jacob said...

As I read your post, at first I couldn't figure out why you'd like hearing the shrieking of geese...but spring, ah, yes. It's here, there, and most everywhere (in the northern hemisphere)!

JM said...

I really like the composition, framing and colours! So simple and yet so beautiful!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I heard two geese honking as they flew over my head when I entered a business building. I used to enjoy them and now I worry we are getting so many that they are going to fly into the engines of planes and cause an accident. Such a dilemma. In answer to your question, yes that is a person standing next to the Chihuly Saffron Tower so it gives you a perspective as to how tall the tower really is. I am glad you enjoyed the Yellow Chihuly Saffron Tower for theme day! Thanks for your comments.

Julie said...

You have no idea how delighted I am to have found your blog. You have a delightful way of combining image with text, giving due weight to both.

Your composition is very understated here and I value that.

cieldequimper said...

Such a beautiful composition. The colours, the textures, the birds. LOL@ Clueless in Boston!

Giorgio said...

Nice picture. One of those that give me a little bit of nostalgia of when I use to live in Canada.

Ash said...

Love the composition! Brilliant shot!

slim said...

The colors are amazing here in this simply beautiful spring image.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That is most poetic description you can write about the Return of the geese. Would love to see them captured in your camera flying such as one like that of the Fly Away Home movie. Would be sensational!