oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Geese

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I’m just enamored of the geese that live on the pond behind my sister’s house!  Babies have hatched since my sister moved in, and they are growing so fast.  It’s interesting to see the family units traveling together, including one family that has a “grandma”.  At least that’s what my niece calls her.  The other families all have two adults, but she’s an extra in her group.  And she clearly leads the way.  She’s also the only one with coloring different from the black and white all the other geese wear.  She’s bold and beautiful, and she swims all the way up to the little dock.  How can I not take her picture?  The white geese are just as brave, though they don’t come around as often as the others.  But I was able to get some photos last visit.  I couldn’t resist sharing some of my geese pictures, and I hope you like them.

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5 responses

  1. I love when the baby ducks are born at the lake near my house each spring. I could watch them for hours.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    • This is the first time I’ve been able to spend any real time observing them. The ones that follow “Grandma” come right up to the dock just like she does. Mostly the other grownups stick to the middle of the pack, and a few stay at the far edge of the group, well out of bread throwing range. I always wonder why they bothered to swim over at all.

      The babies grew so much faster than I expected. In one picture, you can see they are all fuzzy and smallish. The other baby picture was taken about 3 weeks later, and the fuzzy feathers are going away already, and they are much bigger!

      July 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

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