Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Lost Goose

Webster and I were sitting in the living room, minding our own business, when we heard honking outside.
When we looked out the window we saw Canada geese walking down the road and on the bank across from us.

They were trying to stay together on foot, without using their wings.

The honking continued because one of the flock was missing. This one was behind my house trying to find the rest of the family. I don't think I have ever had webbed footprints here at the cottage but the snow out back is full of them. They would have puzzled me if I hadn't seen this lost goose. He/she even went up to the sliding glass door downstairs trying to find the others out front.

Tracks leaving the back entrance photographed from my balcony.

Together at last and then they were gone. This was our excitement yesterday.
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Anonymous said...

A Gaggle of Geese are on the ground; a Skein of Geese is in flight.

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

Aw, this is so cute. Even though they are not the most pleasant example of our animal kingdom, you gotta love a "lost team member" story.

Did I hear you are set for another storm! I can't imagine.

Karen in VA

Candice said...

Love the Waterlogue picture snuck in there!

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen in VA .. Today will be a grand day for melting. Tomorrow we are getting rain, and they are saying it will be heavy at times. I'm trying to prepare for the worst and hope it doesn't happen.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Candice....Yes. This one deserved to be watercolored.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Anon....I knew about the gaggle but never about the skein in flight. Thanks. Rosemary

The Queen Vee said...

What a weather mess, good to be prepared but I'm praying you won't get or have to deal with the worst.

Loved the little goose story, and really loved the goose waterlogue photo. I think it, like your barn painting, would also make a great Christmas card. Definitely it is something to print and frame as a reminder of this winter and your goosely (ghostly) visitors.

Karen said...

The Waterlogued image is frame-worthy. What a sweet story, I'm happy they were all reunited before they flew away.

Mama Pea said...

Makes me think of the expression "silly goose!" :o]

Sunny said...

I love the gooseprints in the snow.