Friday, October 10, 2008

Adirondack October

The middle of October and we have our first artic air moving in. The wind is sharp and it is in the single numbers at night. The deer that are 10 generations with us visit the garden nightly. Any greens will be a welcome addition to their diet. Soon we put corn out for the turkeys and grouse, jays also enjoy sweet cracked corn. Today the clouds were high, moving fast and so cold with the distant sound of geese flying south. It took me a few minutes to locate the flock, see their white wings, hear the calls and enjoy snow geese from Hudson Bay. The call of the snow geese is slightly higher in pitch but a mellow sound to my ears. Winter looks early this year in the Adirondacks.