There is a crisp nip in the air this morning. Honestly, I’m not a fan of extreme heat and spend most of the summer moving from one air conditioner to another-a fact that has become more true since menopause became a fact of my life-so I am relieved.
As the summer heads to its end, I have been noticing that the Canadian geese have begun flight school for the young ones. They fly in formation but not very high and not heading south so I assume it is just practice runs as they look for farmers fields with grain on the ground. In a week or two, our man made lake will be loaded every evening with geese (and ducks) that are grouping up and getting ready to head south. The geese head south. I have no idea what the ducks do. I guess they head south too because I sure don’t see them waddling around my yard in February.
This past spring, we had a momma duck and her babies in my flower bed. She runs a tight ship! Those babies stuck to her like glue! So close that at first you can’t tell it is more than one bird.
But as she moves to get away from us, we got a glimpse of fluffy sweetness.
There they go….a few more feet and they are in the lake!