Walking. You Would Never Break the Chain.

Morning Walk. 348 consecutive days. Like in a row. 

This morning, 6:00 a.m. Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT.

I’m at the end of the Pier.

I wait. Sunrise @ 6:11 a.m.

And wouldn’t you know it, my playlist flips to The Chain, by Fleetwood Mac.

…Listen to the wind blow / Watch the sun rise…

I reach for the iPhone and press repeat.  And turn the Volume up.

And, I stand, and wait.

Because they don’t disappoint. My Canada Geese.

They’re out in the distance.

I turn the volume down, their call, barely audible over Stevie Nicks.

They turn slightly left, heading my way.

I hoist the camera up.  Steady DK, Steady. Breathe.

Here they come.  Come on Team, keep coming. Stay your course.

They’re in my viewfinder.  Bearing down straight at me. Now DK. Now!

I put camera down to watch.

Entire flock honking, wings beating.

So much sky. So much land. And they pass directly overhead. Over MY head.  Goosebumps.

I turn volume back up.

…I can still hear you saying / You would never break the chain…



  1. wow, that is one of your best photos. right place, right time, but it wasn’t luck. and what a great song to accompany watching the sunrise. glad to see you haven’t broken the chain…

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  2. One hundred not ‘likes’ but LOVES. And your prose…. what’s there not to love…. 💚💙🤍💛❤

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  3. You are so close to your one-year mark! Kudos to you, David.
    I, of course, had the song pop into my head as soon as I read the title – thanks for that…
    How wonderful to capture them as you did, knowing they were coming and preparing. Click and then simply watch – that’s how to start a day right 🙂

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  4. you’ve got a great chain going and the song is perfect and i’m and loving how you now call them ‘my geese.’ )

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  5. I, like Kiki, am banging on the ‘like’ button hoping that, as pressure turns coal into diamonds, my efforts will transform it into the ‘love’ button. Awesome, pal, just awesome….👍❤️

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  6. Wonderful. Feels like I was there too …

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  7. You can leave Canada but the Canada geese will never leave you. We even have them here in Spain!! Who would have thought!

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  8. 17 days til 1 full year — on Cinco de Mayo!

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  9. Great song, of all time and perfect fit for the photo

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  10. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I knew it was FleetMac!! … “…I can still hear you saying / You would never break the chain… ” DKan Photos, Here @ Birds and here @ Daybreak..

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  11. GREAT photo, DK, especially taking into account the dangerous position you were in. And you probably didn’t have an umbrella either. You’re lucky the leader didn’t give the rest of the flock a signal – “Bombs away!”

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  12. Amazing.

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  13. I’m with Kiki on this…love, love, love…

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  14. Simply a beautiful capture of one of the many miracles in nature each day. I have been blessed to do this daily for years and it’s a new experience each and every time!! 👏👏👏What are you going to do when you hit the year mark? Could it just become a normal part of your life without counting ha! 🤔

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  15. ❤️



  16. Christie says:

    I wonder if the change in routine is have a prancing pup accompany you? Or maybe Susan will be joining you on the spectacular sunrise walks! /// Let hope you won’t be headed back top the city M-F…/// Oh, yes love the photo today!!! I also thought similar to what Anneli mentioned…I’ve had been the recipient of several bird bathroom bombs! One was a Canada Goose…I was in a tree bowl resting during a day of cross country skiing only my ski boots were sticking out from under the tree branches and yep plop right on my ski boots. The honking group of Canada Geese in the blowing snow storm from such a height had such accuracy to dive bomb my ski boots!

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  17. Wonderful picture David 🌷

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