|NO BIRDS ON THE BAY|
|SNOW AND "LAKE SMOKE"|
Friday, 9:00 AM. 32 degrees F at the ferry dock, 30 degrees on the back porch. Wind variable, calm. The sky is mostly cloudy, overcast and foggy, but the sun is struggling through the gloom. The humidity is 93% and the barometer is still rising, now at 29.98".
Yesterday morning the geese were flying over in large flocks, and later in the day the birds were virtually gone from the lower bay, including two trumpeter swans that had been loafing there for over a week and had successfully avoided my attempts to photograph them. No geese, no swans. some will come back; the smart one's won't.
And then last night we had our first snow of the young winter; 5"-7". It was wet and sticky, and the garbage truck got stuck up eleventh street and was pulled out by the big city end loader. Buddy got all excited by it. Last year it first snowed on November 8.
It is all very pretty, and it looks like good packing snow for snowballs and snowmen, but I think the swans had the right idea.