There I am, rolling down a hill along with my camera, having slipped off a cliff on the last day of a very bad year, or so I briefly imagined as I started off on a hike with Ivan. Instead, the sky was a deep blue with birds flying everywhere. I raised the camera quickly to capture Canadian geese sailing overhead. Note how the lead goose is honking (bill opened) landing orders to the rest of the flock(bills closed). Twenty seconds later they would glide to a landing on the Carmel River. Peace.