Snow Geese in Winter Flight

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    We drove by a pond in Arkansas near the Tennessee line and saw all of these snow geese congregating by the 10s of thousands...possibly 100s of thousands. They are very sensitive to noise and as we drove by they flew up into what looked like a gray tornado wave of swirling wings and loud calls. We came to learn that these beautiful birds are considered pests further north for their habit of congregating in large numbers like this and eating everything in sight...then leaving remnants! Beautiful creatures in flight and on the ground in the pond swimming...and just mesmerizing in congregated confusion of flight, especially near sunset. Apparently THEY know what they are doing...and hard to get close to or to sneak up on! I have never seen so many wild birds in one place at the same time...and as we left they were still flying in from the horizon in all directions...just crazy!

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    Reflections On A Question Not Asked (JHWatkins)

    I would not worship nature,
    but
    watch the firestorms
    of evening Eden’s
    colliding with collars of stars,
    bordering the spreading blankets...
    flowing......floating on mist.

    Here deep spells
    speak to rising hearts
    of early years... tears...
    and beginnings,
    failed then
    flourishing
    in fading light.

    Many the meetings in mirrors,
    Reflection souls,
    Broken and healed,
    Sing out, having heard the cry
    Wishing, then wondering-
    Then washed by
    colors of the night.

    I would not worship nature
    but cry quietly at
    whispers of deep dreamy forests
    drumming with wooden warmth
    lost in caverns,
    ascending in autumns,
    forsaken in fragments
    and
    flames of the glowing day.

    Come now,
    softer than nature,
    with wounded revelations,
    Waves of somber subtle summers,
    winters, and springs-
    Come straighter and stronger,
    on strict lines of deft decisions
    resting by quietest waters
    of heart streams
    that have come home
    to the
    fountain of the universe.

    James Watkins 12-31-08

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    1. Solea20 38 months ago | reply

      I enjoyed seeing your picture in the

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      you have been invited to join
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    5. karl.wolfgang (Moved to Virginia) 38 months ago | reply

      Heavens are alive, even in Winter.

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    7. ● SandroG 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome Shot!

      Congratulations, E x c e l l e n t!
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    8. Jambo Jambo 38 months ago | reply

      You deserve this award!

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    9. Fotohobbit (busy) 38 months ago | reply

      How great this is!!!!!!!!!

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    12. Evergreen49 38 months ago | reply

      Great picture !
      Beautiful Mother Nature
      Amazing capture of one of nature's miracles. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

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      Amazing!

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    15. PHENIX. 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Capture!!!

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    16. Yvan LEMEUR 38 months ago | reply

      Beau et impressionnant !

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      100% Delicious
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