...a few weeks ago the field behind my house was full of corn stalks and jack-o-lanterns. Then came the thresher knocking everything to the ground, spilling it around and under, and cutting it all up into tiny little pieces.
a few days later there were several Canada geese in the area and they seemed to be very interested in this 'new' land that they had discovered. Then about three days later there were more geese, and more, and more and now there are a multitude of them. Hundreds and hundreds from dusk 'till dawn squawking and squealing for hours on end. A most delightful song albeit quite unnerving to the dog and several neighbors who have complained to the authorities about the noise.
The authorities came and approached the geese nicely telling them it was time to leave. No go. Then the authorities made some hysterical noises, sent out a little robot 'animal' and called the television stations to report the errant geese. No go. Then they gave up went home and left the geese to all the photographers in town. Still they were unshakable.
Yesterday, the Trumpeter Swans appeared. Gorgeous, long-necked, snow white swans, happily mingling with the out of towners (Canada geese). It's a beautiful symphony of nature and I for one am loving every moment of it with child-like fascination. What will show up next is the question of the day?
(photo warning; these were taken from across the field with my cell phone. Not the best but I think you can make out hundreds of birds, happy as clams.)
Have a great day filled with happy surprises, but keep your head covered!