Birds

White birds congregate in the fields. We pass them often these days.  They’ve come  from Russia  to winter over, and feed in the fallow fields near my home . Tundra swans.  Trumpeter swans. Snow geese. The  Trumpeter swans are big and white with long curved necks.  The geese are smaller but just as white with…

Cattails

My son runs ahead of my husband and I on a thin path that trails off into mudflats. We’ve  parked along a narrow road that stops abruptly in front of a dike. We cannot see the water. But we can see, just barely, the tops of cattails.  We have come here, to the Skagit River…