On a beautiful Monday morning after placing my daughter on a plane back to Santa Monica, I was sitting on my patio enjoying blue skies, and plum and apple blossoms when I heard the familiar call of flying Sandhill Cranes. I ran around the yard trying to find an opening to see where they were. Flying north-northeast at 11:10 AM, they were obviously heading to their summer breeding grounds in the Modoc area. For a guy who has been regularly photographing them, it was both a fine good bye for the season and an invitation to visit them this summer. WGM
Footnote. A lesson of course, is always have your camera ready, with the right lens and appropriate settings. While I missed the shot of the departing Sandhills, here is a plum blossom.