Monday, October 08, 2007
Hot Fall Weather
Never before have I started work at the ski resort in short sleeves. Yesterday I did just that. Boy, did that feel weird. The temperature topped out in the mid-80's.
But even that wasn't perhaps the weirdest happening of the day. As I was walking back to the cabin from my first shift of the "winter," I heard geese honking high overhead. It was a flock of Canada geese, so high that I never wouldn't have seen them if I hadn't heard them first. I saw perhaps 75 or so of them, obviously at a migration altitude, not the local flocks that flit from lake to lake here throughout the year.
This flock of geese was flying at what should be the peak of waterfowl migration, despite this year's weather. Usually, I see goose flocks between October 9-12 or so here. So the timing of this flock's migration was right, though the weather sure wasn't. Perhaps the other geese have decided to wait until the weather more closely resembles what it should be before they fly.
My photo this morning was taken looking up my lane on Friday morning. It's changed a bit since then but the color change (not surprisingly) isn't progressing very much right now.