Geese at sunset

Geese at sunset, Roxbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Geese at sunset, Roxbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

If you will scroll back to the December 20th post and imagine turning around to face the opposit direction, this is what you would have seen. The soft light of the last sunset of autumn 2015, and in the distance, that sound of calling geese that can, at the same time, sound raucous and romantic, and as on this evening more than a little plaintive. They kept coming in their chevron waves, hundreds of them guided by generations of genes to do what they have to do or die in the attempt, and it always moves me. As I watched and listened to them that night I wept.

 

 

 

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5 comments on “Geese at sunset

  1. lutzbraum says:

    Beautiful picture and beautiful words.

    Like

  2. This is fabulous Steven…a beautiful shot and the gorgeous evening light just make it…it wouldn’t be the same taken in daylight… hauntingly beautiful.

    Like

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