Spring: From Paul’s Book “Nature, Nurture and Horses”

We are graced with a warm spell of weather, and within two weeks all the mountains of snow melt. Daffodils and lilies are breaking through in all the wet areas around the farm. We get a lot of migrating Canada geese passing over in fall and spring, but every so often, we get a flock of snow geese. You can always hear them before you see them. They are much more melodic, and often it seems I hear them during the night. Yesterday when I was leading Corsana out of the indoor school, I heard them and then above us in a spectacular blue sky flew a long skein of pure white birds, talking back and forth in the carrying notes of a smooth muted trumpet. I felt revived; it has been a long winter.