The lump in my throat, feeling kind of homesick, photo of the day

From the National Geographic Photo of the Day site:

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Photo by Troy Lim, taken December 2010 at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

As a school kid we went on a field trip to the Bosque del Apache and I also went a couple times with my folks. It is one of the most visceral feelings I’ve ever known to sit in among the vast amounts birds at either sunrise or sunset and hear them all calling, honking, tweeting, whatevering at each other. It is a feeling, truly, that nature is much, much greater than you.

And I miss it.

Cheers to you, my Fair New Mexico.

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  • Lucky

    I went to the sandhill crane festival last year, and I must say if it hadn’t been brutally cold, it might have been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. It was incredibly beautiful.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Lucky – Yeah, that is a cold that’s hard to describe, isn’t it? *grin* Worth it tho, for the views.

  • Ephraim F. Moya


    Take a look at this:

    The whole flock of geese taking off.


  • Karen Fayeth

    Ephraim – That video is amazing and really captures the experience. I mean, it’s unreal to actually be there when it happens, but that video is pretty darn good.


  • Anji

    I wrote about the starlings flying over in the morning recently – The picture is beautiful.

    Where I lived in the UK, Canada geese used to fly over regularly. Rarely we have geese flying over here, but the first time I heard them I rushed out of the house to see them, feeling so homesick.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Anji – Just read your post. And an owl too! I love watching the migrations of birds back and forth and their instinctive ways.

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