Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Monday, November 30, 2015

Canada Geese

All summer long, the Canada Geese have been flying in small, noisy groups, going from their sleeping areas in the river to their feeding grounds in the farmers' fields.

But lately, they have been more vocal, restless, flying low over my house, making quite a racket, really! Like a bunch of busy women arguing about something.

And just before noon, it seems they all came up together, flew low once around the Basin and over my house, then came back more decisively heading straight South. A few groups did not agree, you could tell, but most of them were very sure about it, and were not shy to express their determination.

The sun shone on their wings, and slowly, I could see they were gaining altitude, for the further south they were, the smaller they became, but stayed visible from my front yard. No wind to impede their progress, today should be a good day to head to warmer climes.

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