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Sounding out autumn on the Solway


It’s quiet for now but the waves of Barnacles are close. Thousands of geese are migrating from the Arctic every day, settling on the Solway to escape the harsh Svalbard winter. The skeins speed overhead in a cacophonous cloud, swirling, unsettled, mad.  And when the deafening sky fades and the last outliers pass, an expectant stillness settles on the sands, fields and rivers. The next invasion is imminent and compulsively you scan the empty skies and listen for the elemental sounds of autumn. The long, languorous summer is over.



10 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’m looking forward to joining your journey in a new place for me:)

    October 24, 2014
  2. A lovely, fresh perspective on autumn. One rarely things of the sounds of autumn because the sights and smells are so out front.

    October 15, 2014
  3. Packy #


    October 15, 2014
  4. I’m going to miss the summer. Great photos, Nancy.

    October 15, 2014
    • Thank you. And yes, me too, but I think we’re fortunate to have distinctive seasons. Happy Fall, Canada!

      October 16, 2014
  5. Somehow reading these lines is exactly what I needed so thanks Nancy

    October 15, 2014
    • You’re very welcome – but I’m surprised they suit your mood when you’re just heading into summer. N

      October 16, 2014

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