Shhh… don’t say this too loud, keep it under your hat, but I think… winter might be over.
I heard the unmistakable honk of a goose this morning. There are several Canadians who hang out in the nearby Decatur Cemetery. Most winters they don’t bother to migrate and why would they? By the time they got as far as Florida our normal 2 weeks of winter would be over and it would be time to turn around and come back. Plus, I think they have a very cushy life here,
demanding gleaning food from visitors to the cemetery. This year, though, their traditional sources of food seem to have gone under- very few people want to wander through an old graveyard when it’s below freezing and covered in ice. I haven’t seen or heard them since early Fall.
Do you think they have some kind of early warning device for extra cold weather?
So this morning they announced their arrival with a sonic boom of a honk: We’re back and open for business. Visit us soon!
I am in dress rehearsals this week for another 3.5 hour long opera. See you on the flip side.