January 7, 2013

The Joy of Geese

geeseOur lake has a layer of ice but some channels are open. The geese alternate between walking on the ice and swimming in the water. They don't seem to mind the cold; they actually splash around and even turn somersaults in the water!

Here's one that looks like he's conducting an orchestra! I could hear the horn section honking away!

I enjoy seeing them raise their wings — they look so happy!

16 comments:

  1. Very lovely image! Excellent photography!

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  2. amazing! I never get tired of them

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  3. That good, delicious catch, precious pictures.

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  4. so sweet! look how happy they are!

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  5. I have to admit, they are beautiful.

    In the spring, when they are hatching their eggs, I can't go out into my back yard because they chase me. I can run pretty fast when a mad goose is on my tail. LOL...

    Last year, 3 baby geese got into my window well. We were on vacation at the time and when we came back.... dead babies. I felt bad, but even if I were there, the parents wouldn't of let me get close.

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  6. These are such great shots Linda! You are so right, they look joyous and happy to be alive with their heads up and their wings opened wide!

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  7. Love the white goose in the middle photo with its outspread wings.

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  8. Thanks for the comments! I've been watching the geese since we moved to the lake house and sometimes I can predict when they are likely to rise up and stretch like that. It's usually when they moving around and making noise.

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  9. These are great pictures of the geese. I like the picture of the one splashing water, but the orchestra conductor is my favorite.

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  10. Great photos !!

    Thanks for comment on my page :)

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  11. The geese in action are just great.

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  12. Lovely images.
    Wish you a great week.
    From Hilda

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  13. Aw, I love these! Great photos! They do look happy--kind of like they are dancing. Thank you for your visit to my blog. :)

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