Wednesday, April 02, 2008

G is for....

Geese
Geese!!!

The best thing about the townhouse I'm renting is the pond behind it. In the spring, summer, and fall, it's populated by rather noisy wildlife. Two weeks ago on Sunday, around 8:00 a.m. on Palm Sunday, I awoke to the first honks of spring -- very loud honks in fact!

Geese

If you look closely at this picture (or click it to go to flickr), you can see these two geese with their necks stretched out, which seems to facilitate loud honking. They were very loud! I'm pretty sure they were trying to tell the geese who were still on the way to turn around, because it was not yet spring in Iowa!

Luckily for the geese, by the end of that week, all the ice had melted and the water was probably a bit warmer (although it did try to snow a bit yesterday!). Today, even though it was only bout 45ยบ, it was sunny and clear and almost felt like spring.

Of course, you're probably all thinking the G should really be for gauge....

4 comments:

Chris said...

Hmm. There seem to be plenty of them here, ice or no ice...

Bezzie said...

Yeah I don't remember them much down in Texas. They seem to come back earlier every year!!

pjbknit said...

don't mention gauge to me right now! You can see my former sweater on my blog.

Steven said...

My grandfather was a rice farmer in Eagle Lake, the Goose Hunting Capital of the World, and his fields were filled with geese in the winter time. Yes, they are LOUD! And when several of them get together in one of their gaggles, quite messy!!!