Oftentimes in the spring when I am out and about painting or just hiking in the hills I hear the geese much sooner than I see them. When I finally locate them I often think of diamond or pearl necklaces as I watch the flocks twisting and turning in the sky above me, particularly when the sun catches the bottom of their wings every once and awhile. There have been probably millions of Snow and Canada geese flying around here lately, likely getting fed and watered up for the long trip further north. It is a sight to behold as squadron after squadron make their way overhead! I am a fortunate son.