The geese arrived early this morning, as they have every morning for the past few days. It’s the same group, or at least I think it is because the banded goose was with them. They hung out in the only remaining open patch of water on the pond. It’s gone now, the open patch of water. The geese are gone, too. They took off as soon as they saw me slowly meandering their way. We have an understanding now. I let them stay for a little while, and they leave when it’s time.