Wilhelmina, " Hi ya! Here I am on the jetty on New Year's Day! "
Wilhelmina, " Usually when we walk the jetty, we arrive very early in the morning but on New Year's Day, we walked the jetty really late in the afternoon. Sniff. Sniff. I can smell interesting transactions have transpired as the day progressed!"
Wilhelmina, " You can't see what I am seeing but what I am seeing and hearing are Snow Geese calling out to one another as they fly overhead. Snow Geese migrate to Vancouver every winter. They travel all the way from Russia and will stay here until Spring arrives."
Wilhelmina , " It was the first time I have ever seen so many birds flying over me. There were hundreds of them!
Wilhelmina, "These photos of the Snow Geese were taken by LP last year just as the Snow Geese were preparing to land."
Wilhelmina, " Now you know what I mean by HUNDREDS of birds! I am not exaggerating! But this time they did not land!"
Wilhelmina, " We kept walking and eventually we saw the sun set."
Wilhelmina, " Soon it became noticeably darker."
Wilhelmina, "That's when we heard the Snow Geese calling out to one another as they once again flew over us. There were hundreds of birds in the sky. It was dark and the humans had to be quick to catch the tail end of the last grouping. We were only able to catch three images on our phone before they disappeared altogether. Can you imagine the beauty of it all? It was as if we could feel the air change direction as it followed a pattern that had been etched into its' memory since the beginning of time as the Snow Geese skillfully looped away from us. It was for me, it was for us all, a wondrous way to begin the New Year!"
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo