Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Could it Be? {SOL 2-23-16}

I was walking out of school yesterday when I heard their distinctive ricocheting call, ga-waa-waa-waa-waa, ga-waa-waa-waa-waa, ga-waa-waa-waa-waa.

Could it be?

I stopped and turned to look toward the sky.

Sure enough,  I saw about two dozen of them flying high -- and north! -- the moody gray clouds as their backdrop.  The Sandhill cranes were migrating back from wintering in the warm south.

I stood and watched them fly for a minute, hopeful that spring was flying right behind them.

7 comments:

  1. I'm ready for Spring too. It hasn't been a bad winter for us at all, but for the first time in a long time I'm longing to plant, and write on my porch, and wear sweaters outside instead of down coats.

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  2. Here's hoping! It has been a quiet winter in Boston - love the snow but I could be ready for spring. I love that feeling when you know spring is near. You captured it beautifully. Thanks
    Clare

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  3. What a lovely sign! I'm tired of "moody gray clouds."

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  4. I've studied and worked with sandhill cranes in the past, Jennifer, awesome that they're back. My first clue is the sound of the red-winged blackbirds here. Too early, but I bet they're on their way.

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  5. That must have been a beautiful sight!

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  6. That must have been a beautiful sight!

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  7. What a simple moment to capture! Your ending is perfection.

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