The view from my perch on the mountain

October sunrise

As is her habit, my darling bride dragged me out of bed at zero dark thirty and made me drive her to work. It wasn’t quite as bad as usual because today’s shift was pushed back and hour.

IMG_8330  This meant I got to watch the sunrise for a change.

IMG_8387After several days of scattered showers and overcast skies it was a most welcome sight.

IMG_8396We have been keeping an eye on this lone goose. It apparently suffered damage to it’s left wing some time back. Even though it is no longer holding that wing at an unnatural angle this bird remains on the ground when the rest of the flock takes to the air each morning. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it isn’t left behind when the migration begins.

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8 responses

  1. penelopephoebe

    The first photo is truly stunning, Chip. I hope the goose can fly ok.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:34 AM

  2. Your sunrise is wonderful Chip,
    I too hope your goose, fly when the time comes
    Great pic’s
    Take care
    Sue

    October 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM

  3. Just beautiful. You captured some very nice light.
    Have a great day.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM

  4. The poor bird.. I hope it gets its flight back as well..I really like the way you captured it along side the bridge.. it really came out nice.. and your editing of it.. is great..
    the sunrise is stunning as well.. nothing like a sunrise to get one going in the morning.. even if one can’t see at first as they go out the door.. “smile”
    its been trying to rain here.. but so far only little sprinkles here and there..
    hope your day is kind and soft..

    October 6, 2010 at 11:54 AM

  5. beautiful pics Chip, oh now I’m worrying about the goose!

    October 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

  6. arlene

    Beautiful second one especially, As for the goos, don’t you have any rescue centres that will check it out, and if it doesn’t migrate, what will happen to it?

    October 6, 2010 at 2:15 PM

  7. Rocket Man

    The situation with the injured goose is, unfortunately, out of my hands. First, the pond is on privately owned land and the goose does not venture far from the water’s edge. Second, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regulations are fairly stringently enforced when it comes to private citizens taking in wild animals. On the upside, at different times I’ve seen the property owner as well as the county conservation officer apparently trying to lure the goose closer so I’m confident that the proper authorities are aware of the injuries and trust that DGIF will take measures if the injured animal does not make the migration. My thinking is that they’re probably worried about causing further stress or injury to the bird and are giving it all the time it needs to heal.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM

  8. Hi Chip, Beautiful sunrise. Need more time to explore this new blog. Peace

    October 6, 2010 at 8:26 PM

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