Monday, October 25, 2010

Gee......se!


I heard the call of the wild the other afternoon. They have that 'Hoorah' thing going this time of year, and like a military brass band they march across the blue October sky with precision.  They are like old friends returning with their tall tales of life in the ponds of Canada this past summer, tales of making love, raising well-behaved little ones, eating lots of good aquatic grasses, flying high over the prairies, and avoiding deathly two legged and 4 legged dangers, and now they 'hoorah' because they can party like single adults once again.

19 comments:

ellen abbott said...

I haven't seen any passing over here yet.

Hilary said...

I love the personality you give your geese.. you know Canadians well. ;)

Actually, many of them return to our pond every year, too.. and they're back now. Not all continue south. Some of them believe that what happens in Canada stays in Canada. ;)

Brian Miller said...

ha. bet they have lots of stories to tell...

Granny Annie said...

It is a most exhilarating sound this time of year. I love to hear the geese fly over. As the leaves fall off the trees, we can also better hear the trains as they pass.

Maggie said...

:)

Dave King said...

It's one of the many natural phenomena that leave me marvelling.

Pauline said...

so THAT'S what they're doing when they make that astounding noise at 4:30 in the misty morning!

slommler said...

'Tis good being an "empty nester"! Glad they have flown the coop!!
I miss seeing the Canadian geese.
Hugs
SueAnn

One Woman's Journey said...

The pond across the road was covered with them yesterday.
Love their sound. Did not know what it meant :)

slommler said...

Congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Friko said...

positively lyrical!
congrats on POTW

TechnoBabe said...

"They can party like single adults again." Ha. Cute. You have great pictures too. Congrats on POTW.

Bossy Betty said...

POTW! YEAH! Lovely pictures and thoughts!

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful pictures and great observations! Congrats on POTW!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love your interpretation, and I can just imagine it! :)

deb said...

yes, I echo Hilary, there are many that stay. I guess they are evolving, and our winters are not as cold.

gaelikaa said...

As the year goes by....lovely, isn't it? Congrats on POTW mention...

Land of shimp said...

Now, of course, I shall be imagining geese in marching band uniforms! That's a perfect image to conjure, considering today is Halloween.

If I end up seeing a Goose with a Tuba tucked beneath his wing tonight, I won't be surprised.

Very fun post, Tabor.

CherylK said...

This is just an excellent post and most deserving of POTW. So my hearty congratulations. I love seeing the geese fly overhead and from now on I'll think of them as little soldiers!