Saturday, December 21

solstice sunset

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At four o'clock this afternoon, the sky was on fire.

It had been feeling like Spring all day--- soft wet ground (read:  muddy dogs) and air that smelled fresh and new even though we are deep into the third week of December.

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Only sorry note was the bray of a lost goose -- honking and honking as it sped across the sky all by its lonesome.  The dogs and I stopped at the edge of the river and cheered it on.

"Go goose go!  Hurry hurry hurry!  Catch up!"

Although it disappeared from sight before reaching the tribe, I like to think it found its way back into the fold before darkness fell, a bit breathless, perhaps, but soon tucked into the safety of the flock's swiftly beating wings.

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bisous, e

10 comments:

  1. Spectacular. Sending you love on this quiet solstice

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    1. ohhhh thank you love bunny can we PLEASE make 2014 the year we get together for reals?? xooxox, e

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  2. Mother nature is so gracious to create such a beautiful setting to welcome father winter.

    P.S. I'd like to think that goose found its tribe too :)

    Bridgemor

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    1. yes-- it's been a very sweet transition here--- super warm and gentle! hope it is an indication of the year ahead! xooxx, e

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  3. Fabulous photography...as always. I am sure that goose caught up. I am often that one that isn't paying attention when the rest of the flock takes off...and I find my way! Happy Winter...and here's to longer days and shorter nights from here until June!

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    1. happy new year, darling! love coming in here and finding your sweet self-- YES we are now en route to SPRING--- heave ho! xooxox, e

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  4. That poor goose, I hope it found it's way. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. hee hee! oh yes, you are like me with the emotional heart-- let's just imagine it found its flock for sure! thank you for the compliments on the photos-- that makes me feel so good--- oxoxo, e

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  5. i read somewhere recently, as geese has been showing up lots for me recently, that a goose is never left behind by its mate. they mate for life, and the partner will always wait with the downed goose until it has rested enough for flight, or passes from illness or injury (but not to die alone)... so hopefully this is true and your goose's partner had just left as you approached in order to lead the way for the goose 'left behind'. wishes for a magical new year to you. xo

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    1. happy new year YASMINE!!! I didn't know this -- but love knowing geese are such strong spirits--- thank you for the NY blessings-- 2014 does feel SO much better already .. doesn't it? I hope your holidays were good and you are feeling joyful and engaged with all that's welcoming you into the year ahead! xoxo,e

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e