Disappointed at not finding any geese on the 21st Street pond, or deer on the Haslets' property, or being allowed to take pictures of the sunset in Franklin Park because they were closing at 5:00 today instead of at dark, my friend and I drove down the side streets of an adjacent housing development, searching for an unobstructed view of the setting sun.
We found a great spot in a cul-de-sac overlooking a semi-frozen lake, and no sooner had we parked when we saw dozens and dozens of loudly honking geese flying overhead towards it. Some landed on the water and started swimming, and others sat or walked on the ice.
Usually I can't focus fast enough to capture flying birds, but there were so many, it would have been almost impossible not to.
How quickly things can turn around.
Not only did we get tons of pictures of geese, but we got some awesome pictures of the sunset as well.