The thick line of black you see along the shore of the Pocantico River that runs through Philipsburg Manor is geese. The birds sailing on the river are mostly ducks.
The geese showed up a few weeks ago. A group of them were walking on the ice covering the pond created by the Philipsburg Manor dam; they were drinking out of a hole near the shore. And in among them? A duck. (The duck might have been lonely.) I thought it was funny, but unfortunately I didn’t stop to take a picture. The return of the geese and ducks are how I know that Spring is on its way.
We are now being told that another winter storm is approaching and may hit the area. This is the end of March. It’s too late. It can come, but the snow will disappear quickly. We are now moving closer and closer to the sun.
This really was a bad winter.