Saturday, November 27, 2010
Chickadees and titmice attack the feeders with gusto, perhaps the snow making them a bit edgy or at least even more eager for breakfast. The dogs are full of themselves. Gone is the laziness of summer's heat. They are eager to run, to play, to get in trouble, if they can find it.
I hear the geese fussing over at the big pond. I can't see them, but I know what they are doing by the sounds they make. They are chasing each other; perhaps a stranger is trying to join the flock and they are chasing him out. Perhaps it's just high spirits. I think the weather has them feeling frisky, too.
This is the look of late fall here on the mountain. Winter is not yet here, but I can feel it nearby, knocking on the door.