Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is Flying In

The calendar says March 20.
The streets are brined,
the snow is falling,
there are no pansies at the home improvement store,
the heat is on,
I am cuddled under a blanket.
Winter Storm on March 20, 2015 (Today)
Mondauk Park, Ambler, PA

But high in the sky there is hope -
Spring is flying in on the backs of Snow Geese.
Migrating Snow Geese on March 19 (Yesterday)
Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve

Snow Geese create their own snow storm.
It is a thrilling sight.
Snow Geese Murmuration
Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve

Watching these birds fly in unison
is like watching the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in flight.
They twist and turn together 
without colliding. 
No high tech gadgets needed.
Snow Geese Murmuration
Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve

So while it is snowing flakes outside my window, 
the snow of a different sort 
is the one that signals spring is near.
Snow Geese Murmuration
Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve

Let's get on with it already.

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MadSnapper said...

the geese KNOW so soon there will be NO SNOW.. at least I hope so for your sake...

Kim Cunningham said...

Hopefully soon you'll be warming up to spring. We are hoping to reach 75 degrees today, but it is a little chilly this AM. Those flocks of birds are amazing!

SeaThreePeeO said...

Stunning pictures. It must have been a sight to see.

Anonymous said...

WOW... these are amazing!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I would love to capture a huge flock of snow geese. These are stunningly beautiful.

Donna said...

What a lovely snow storm!

Pierced Wonderings said...

What great photos! Spring is definitely here on the Gulf Coast - no ice or snow this far south this year (although we did have it last year). Just enough days of spread out bitter cold that we had to bring the plants in and keep them in for almost 3 months. They will go back out on the porch this weekend ;)

Villrose said...

It's here :-)
Great goose photos!

Wayne said...

I'm with you, let's get on with this ...

The snow geese look magnificent, I should pay a visit to Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photos ... so beautifully captured !
Hope Spring will arrive soon ...
Enjoy the weekend,

Molly said...

That is a whole lot of birds! I am glad winter really seems to be going away here, we have daffodils and blossom just budding in the trees


Sarah Huizenga said...

So sorry to see that snow in the air where you are. Thankfully we haven't had that yet, and thankfully most of the snow is finally gone.

Mersad said...

Really amazing sweeping landscapes. The swarm of birds, makes the images spectacular!

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

Whoa - your pictures of the snow geese - amazing! Like you we have the snowstorm here in NJ. Can't believe it is the beginning of spring and I heard them shovel snow outside.

Kmcblackburn said...

Oh boy, I've completely lost track of time...I had no idea it was snow geese season already at Middle Creek! One of these years I will be organized enough to get myself there to see this is person. Great captures!

Tamar SB said...

Those are amazing, wow! No spring here, it's nuts!

Linda Kay said...

That is a lot of birds. So sorry you had to endure the snow once more, but Spring is on its way, I promise!

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful photos of the snow geese-that would be awesome and uplifting to view-I have a blog friend up in nova scotia and he got 20 inches of snow with gusting winds a couple days ago-that would depress me out for sure.
Happy Spring-it will come and I know not soon enough
hugs Kathy

Laurie said...

The geese do look like heavy snow flakes, don't they? Gorgeous photos!

Anonymous said...

I like the snow geese flying.

Anonymous said...

The geese are lovely! A welcome site!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Stunning.... sooo much flying geese

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Wow! I have never seen that many birds take flight - beautiful photos!