....And, even though we have harvested arugula and chard from the kitchen garden on the deck and even though we are replanting said same plus more sorrel and even though it feels more like summer than any other day so far at a high ( so they say ) of 90 degrees, the geese are practicing for their flight south for the winter. You can hear them regularly just after dark, honking with high definition urgency*. This and the dimming daylight is sobering.
* I think the intensity has to do with training the young of the year to the formation. I have read that geese with no family affiliation can fly in the vee but must be at the end and can never be the lead goose.