Leaves are Dying, Birds are Flying

Fall is moving by FAST! We are losing that time when beautiful, multi-colored leaves cling to their branches, as we march closer and closer to bare trees and cold breezes. As you’ve been looking up at leaves falling, you might have noticed the huge clouds of birds gliding through the air. This time of year sees large groups of birds trekking south, just like Grandma does after Thanksgiving.

Have you ever watched a group of migrating birds? Well, it’s often the exact opposite of the phrase “as the crow flies”. While undeniably inefficient, it can be really neat to watch. Fly up, dive-bomb downward, lurch to the left, twirl right, now loop-the-loop!

This time of year gets so busy. Be sure to take some time to appreciate simple things like this; the to-do list will still be there when you’re done watching, but you’ll be more centered to tackle it.

Author: Nathan Odell

Published: November 19, 2015