Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Our Goose Was Almost Cooked!
It was another beautiful day, I awoke with little energy but my husband insisted we go for a drive. We went to one of the parks down by the river. It was the best thing we could have done. Just being there briefly was like getting out of the city and into the wilderness where really my heart lies. I stood watching the birds in the water, feeling the warmth on my back and very happy to be able to do this, even though it was for a brief period of time. My husband and I sat on a bench and were surprised by all the photographers that were out taking pictures. It seems many of us had the same idea. We left and went to another park not very far away and talk about entertaining!
There was a water fountain and a bunch of Canada Geese, my friend Holly told me they are not Canadian geese which is correct. I wonder how many of us Canadians know that!Anyway these two geese must have thought to themselves,,,hey they look like they must have some food. I kid you not they started running towards us just staying far enough away to ensure their safety. We did not have any food, I don't believe in feeding them although they seemed quite tame. We left them and went and found a bench for me to sit on. Once sitting down I honked a couple of times like a goose, and they came running again. I got this wonderful closeup of the pair, and then they gandered away! It was so peaceful, I could have stayed all day but the heat was at the warmest part of the day, and I knew soon I would need a nap. We decided to leave and low and behold the geese were following us, just about all the way to the truck. I was so glad when they turned around and were safe from the road.
As we were leaving the park I spied this beautiful statue and we had to stop and take another picture! In a way it brought some peace to my mind, thinking of a mothers loss earlier in the day. Somehow I feel that it was a sign that life continues and all is good with the world. I knew I was tired so we had to leave. Todays outing is that there is so much in our own cities that we have not seen! We just have to take the time to look and really feel alive. Be well my friends!