Blog Your Blessings: Safe as a Baby Goose

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Watching the Canada geese goslings have their supper on Wednesday evening, my daughter and I struggled to take their pictures before they ducked around their mom. We kept our distance, but they were well aware of us--especially papa, who stood straight as a guard outside of Buckingham Palace.

Within minutes, the fivel little guys got huddled behind their mother, who was following her mate into the water and away from the paparazzi. The fifth gosling had to struggle to keep up; nobody stopped for him, and there was no going back. In little time, he made it back to the downy fold on their way across the pond.

The image of their sticking close to their mother stuck with me as Adella and I made our way into the woods past the uncurling ferns and blossoming anemone and the very cheerful poison ivy that was ready for business. I thought how the adult geese didn't make a sound and seemed not to pay attention us at all. Still, our being there was enough; with a subtle turn and step, the father was in the water and gone, and the family followed. While we had stood there, mother and babies ate all they could.

You go where you need to be to stay safe and sound. No need to question or fuss. You trust. You go. It's all good; it's OK.

Comments

  1. Amazing what we can learn about life and ourselves by observing animals/geese etc. Love your picture! The little ones are so cute! Have a great weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Truly amazing and beautiful!
    Happy weekend and regards Sandy.

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  3. The cuteness factor of this photo is just off the scale!

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  4. It is interesting to see life played out around us when we least expect it. Great picture. I can see you girls in my minds eye sneaking up on the goose family. Have a great weekend.

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  5. I can't count the hours I spend watching my geese. They are like having a 24/7 Nature Channel in my own backyard!

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  6. They are so adorable. The picture is wonderful. Yes we naturally seek that which appears safest. Just like the goslings. And for our young, we tend to gather them around us as they journey through life.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. So sweet ... they like the swan's cygents tend to stick close to mama ...

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  8. ahhhh, the cuteness! Love these little fellows, super sweet!

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  9. Anonymous1:19 PM

    The little goslings are so serene with their fuzzy halo of baby-down and their tiny, perfect faces.

    This is a wonderful shot, Sandy. You've captured them surrounded in safety.

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  10. That is a brilliant photo...... it really is. Must have taken alot of patience.

    Nuts in May

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  11. they are really cute. I hope they stay safe.
    :)

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  12. Precious photo and great commentary!

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  13. My daughter went wild over the picture!

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  14. sweet thoughts and photos

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  15. Another great close-up of goslings. Thanks for making Narelle's day!

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  16. Now I'm confused.

    Is it correct to say that a gosling "ducked" under the mother goose?

    On the other hand, the obvious alternative is somewhat... invasive.

    Alright(making a vertical hand gesture like the Pope), it can be "ducked".

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  17. a wise post.

    amen




    Aloha from Hawaii


    Comfort Spiral

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  18. Sandy: Your geese are so much ahead of ours, that is a great photo.

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  19. Very fine image of the pretty goslings! I enjoy it!

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  20. look how soft those baby duck feathers are; one does not normally think how warm they must be. That is a great shot!

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  21. I love this time of the year when the babies arrive. I saw my first little goslings yesterday, the smallest I have ever seen but no opportunity for a photo. They certainly are adorable and your photo shows that, super!

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  22. very cool...love the pic and the story...like that last thought on trust...

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  23. What a beautiful shot and post Sandy. Nothing like babies and their parents and the goslings are so beautiful.

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  24. They are so sweet.

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  25. very nice portraiture of life thru your photo..

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  26. fabulous photo,
    and trust is my word for the year.

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  27. As if your wonderful photography isn't enough, there's always a wonderful thought or several behind them Beautiful!

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  28. I LOVE this! What a sweet sweet sweet shot!

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  29. Lovely Post my dear friend

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