Monday, May 11, 2009
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 : )