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A Sweet Present on Mother's Day!

Yesterday while relaxing, reading the Sunday paper and having my coffee I was summoned to the back door by my dear hubby. He was calling me quietly to come and look out the back window at the baby geese! Oh how cute they are.
The mother goose, and I'm guessing father goose along with FOUR babies, were sunning themselves across the pond in my neighbor's backyard. I ran to get my camera and tried to sneak out the door without making a sound so I could get photos.
I was able to get quite a few shots of them across the way, then mommy goose decided to take her offspring for a swim. They were doing a freefall into the water. Absolutely adorable, and of course I didn't catch that with the camera.
Yesterday, Mother's Day, is the first I've seen the babies. She waited until then to show up and introduce her little ones to the water and to me. What a sweet little gift.

They ended up spending most of the afternoon in my back yard after their little swim.
Today the babies look as if they gained 5 lb. overnight. They are grazing on the grass constantly. They are also getting better at jumping into the water.
It's just so darn cute to watch how they follow their mommy on the ground and in the water. Both parents are constantly on the look out for predators and honk rather loudly when other geese and ducks come within 10 feet of the babes.
Amazing to sit and watch the wonders of mother nature!
To view more photos of these creatures you can check out my flickr.

I have some backgrounds to take pictures of that I've been working on.
Hopefully I'll get those posted tomorrow.
Until then...choose to live your life creatively and take a break to just sit and enjoy mother nature whenever possible~

p.s. if you click on the photos and enlarge you can see just how cute those little babies are : )


Janine said…
Dear Cathy.
Yes they are sweetand when the become older they can be quiet frightening.
These canada- geese are brave little animals.
Last year, when I had a walk at the pond, I didn´t notice the clutch of a goose, and came (too) near. Father goose chased me round the pond. And yes, I ran.
Actually it was his job to defense his family so nevermind.
I have a giveaway on my blog and maybe you want to join in.
bye bye
Lost Aussie said…
What a wonderful photo of mama and her babies. It am sure you will enjoy watching them progress day by day.
Terri Kahrs said…
Absolutely adorable, Cathy! What a sweet gift from Mother Nature! Thanks, too, for your blog visit and your wonderful comment! You started my day with a big, bright smile! Have a bright, colorful, creative day! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo
Oh my Cathy what a wonderful gift on such a special day!
Thank you for the birthday greetings.I truly had a wonderful day because of family and friends like you:)
Cathy Mendola said…
Thank you Janine, Marie, Terri & Becky!
Janine, I too am afraid of geese when they start to chase you! They can be a bit aggressive, especially when protecting their young. But then again, aren't all moms/dads protective of their babes?
Yes Marie, I will definitely enjoy watching their progress. Each day they get bigger and will probably start venturing off on their own soon, as all youngsters do.
Terri, thanks for your comments and friendship.
And Becky, I'm so glad your birthday was special. You deserve it!
TextileTraveler said…
What a great experience for you, Cathy!
Cathy Mendola said…
Yes Michelle it was a grand experience. I love the geese and the ducks who inhabit the backyard and pond. BUT...I just spent about 20 minutes walking around the yard scooping up goose poop! Yuck! Oh well, as with everything in life there's usually trade-off.
THey're still adorable little creatures!
What a lovely thing to see and find on Mother's Day! As much as I enjoy seeing that, I find myself very jealous that this is the view from your back door! What a lovely place you live!
Cathy Mendola said…
Yes, it was a lovely surprise. I am enjoying watching their progress daily. The babies are
really getting quite big now and look like they're going to start losing their baby fuzz.
It is a lovely area that I live in. The spring and summer is wonderful but the winters.....
There's always a trade-off!

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