When we looked at the forecast last night before turning in, the weatherman said we could have rough weather this evening. We had a few more yard plants to buy for the yard and a few other chores. We discussed the plan over coffee on our back deck.
The wind out of the west was restless and the trees swayed like toddlers taking the first steps. We left the back door open so that we could hear the morning music playing on our stereo.
Just before we headed inside, I heard a honking sound coming from behind us. In a moment I knew it was a flock of geese that has decided to make Empire their temporary home. There are ponds and strip pits all around us and the Mulberry River is just about close enough to hit it with a rock with my slingshot so they have plenty of water nearby.
I leaned my head back on the Adirondack chair on the deck and waited for them to fly over the house.
They honked their greetings as they flew toward the pond behind the barn.
I'm not sure they will stay the summer because it will be getting toasty soon. But I plan to enjoy them while they're here.