Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Fresh Fluff

After trying for years, today I finally found a pair Canadian geese parents and their goslings that were willing to pose for a family portrait.

As I turned out of the parking lot at lunch time, this family group was grazing by the side of the road. I stopped my car right in the middle of the road and took 43 pictures, backing up occasionally as the family walked along the edge. A few cars came and went, but they obligingly past me without honking which would have surely spooked Papa Goose.

As it was he stopped and watched me warily a couple of times. Mama Goose and babies trusted him to be on the lookout for danger because they went right on eating and ignoring me.

Aren't they sweet?

18 comments:

  1. They are divine! Looks like a lovely setting too x

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  2. What a lovely set of pictures, so very significant of spring. Very sweet and very cute.;)
    My sunset yesterday was absent due to clouds, but I am hoping for a new chance today.;) The volcano is still very active, with the ash cloud still above us and all the flights are still grounded all across Europe:)
    Have a great Friday,
    xo

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  3. They sure are sweet. All the goslings around here are still in the egg.

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  4. Excellent photos Steviewren. Very cute little fellers aren't they? - Dave

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  5. Look how yellow and fluffy they are! And they certainly know how to look for bugs! I would have stopped to photograph them, too!

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  6. What an adorable little family - how obliging of them to allow you 43 photos!! I do hope those little chicks stay safe.

    Jeanne
    x

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  7. Awww seeing baby critters never grows old.. even when they do.

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  8. Ah, the wonder of nature. Beautiful, beautiful photos!

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  9. This is my first visit to your blog - not eally sure how I ended up here - but had a fabulous time here! I LOVE the geese pictures - they are just great! And the Fried Green Tomatoe story - what fun!

    Thanks for sharig - your pictures are really great!

    Vicki

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  10. They are just darling. And so obliging of them to pose for pictures. My nieces were just given 6 baby chicks. Someone had a farm-themed birthday party for their 4 year old, then didn't know what to do with the chicks they'd got for "decorations." Rich people can be a bit strange. :)

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  11. Wonderful photos Stevie! It isn't often that I see the babies as the parents hide them. So cute!

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  12. What a wonderful treat at the end of a work day! I would have been completely blown away to see this delightful family. You, like me, must keep your camera with you at all times, just to catch shots like these.

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  13. what a way to smile for today,
    love the cute view and beautiful words...

    perfect post from a perfect friend!

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  14. ...so cute!...but they are such a nuisance here...we no longer can swim in our local pond because the large number of geese have contaminated it so badly...:(

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