Snow geese have been congregating in the fields of the Snohomish valley. Have you seen them? They look like a patch of snow against the contrasting green and brown of the fields. When they take off to fly, they look like an erupting wave and sound like a soft, drawn-out thunder. They were in the fields the other evening so I decided that I would stop on the way to the park and take a few shots. While my wife and daughter waited patiently, I tried to sneak as close as possible without disturbing them. Although they noticed me, they didn't scatter and I was able to get close enough to capture some decent detail. I was really hoping that some would take flight as it is quite the spectacle. None did, of course, UNTIL we got in the car to leave.