Saturday, February 26, 2011

farm pond half frozen

farm pond half frozen –
wild geese swim and stand on ice –
reflect in water

More snow last night, and with low temperatures and humidity the snow forms into hard, glittering columns. Today the temperature warms a bit, but still well below freezing, and the snow comes down as tiny white pellets and transparent ice needles. On Cattail Pond a large flock of Canada Geese swim in the open water or stand on the edge of the thin ice, their dark forms reflected in the blue-grey water. When I stop, the geese in the water swim to the ice, the larger ganders flapping their wings in an aggressive display.

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