The color and feel of this photo reminds me of the French landscapes by Corot.
Leave it to big puffy cumulus clouds to add cheer to a scene. These were floating over the Rainbow Bridge and the Swinomish Channel in La Conner, WA.
Even under cloudy skies, the petals are vibrant.
Snow geese head to the bay from the potato fields of Skagit Valley.
They come like waves of ribbons across the sky. Rows of wings. Shape-shifting in flight. Forming first circles then lines then arches. A mesmerizing choreography only they can do. Instinctive. Fleeting. Inspiring.
Frigid morning temps are easier to take when you awake to this view.
If you could bottle what these winter sunsets feel like, the label would read “Heaven.”
Every November, thousands of these birds migrate to Skagit Valley from Alaska and Siberia They feed on the fields and float in the bay until Spring.