I took at short walk on the City Pier in Canandaigua, NY late one afternoon last week. The temperature was 23 degrees but the winds were calm. There was a great gathering of Canadian geese on the north end of Canandaigua Lake. Some were happily swimming in the open water; others were sleeping on the ice just beside the open water. Perhaps they sense that winter is for the most part over here in the Finger Lakes and that spring is just around the corner.