Friday, March 18, 2011
A Spring Spectacle
It's a South Dakota
Massive amounts of snow
creeks are temporarily rivers,
dams are temporarily lakes,
every ditch has water running through it
and guess what's here?
They are circling the skies
coming in droves!
as far as the eye can see
The corn field on two sides of us
was littered with them last night.
We stood on the front porch and listened
It was amazing!
It sounded like loud machinery on all sides of us
So this morning, I put on a
white camo outfit
and drove north of our house
to get a closer look!
The noise of a million geese
they were real jumpy,
so I had to park the van
and walk a ways to get as close as I could
they just kept coming and going
It was a breathtaking experience,
just me and the birds....
I sat there thinking
I could just sit here and
watch this all day!
There was nobody at this abandoned farm
to disturb us.
They come and they go until someone
gets jumpy and must send out a warning...
and then it happens
it was almost scary to me
when they all start flapping
and get up at once.
The sight and sound
took my breath away!
I took it all in (I really couldn't get enough)
then I heard a gun shot in the distance
and then another, and that kinda freaked me out
me sitting here in a white suit and all!
I was sitting on pasture ground but next to the water
when I heard a loud crack in the ice
I decided it was time to head for the van.
I turned around to this
this was a really
Sending you a postcard from
Wish you were here!
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