Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Male Goose Came After Me Hissing and Flailing

One of my favorite things to do is find where the Canada Geese have placed their eggs.  Ever since one came after me years ago, I re-frame from getting to close, but admire from a distance, which I promise is exactly what I was doing this afternoon.  I had only taken a couple of photographs of the female resting upon her nest, and was also getting some captures of a swan nearby, when out of no where, or at least it seemed that way, the male goose came after me hissing and flailing and I just knew I was doomed and caught this last image before I was about to get hit, when the big fellah, just gave up...whew it was close as in like a couple of feet, or less~


  1. Mary, beautiful photos of the goose. Sorry about him chasing you but I had a chuckle: my grandmother had a rooster that would literally wait for us to climb the hill and round the bend, show our faces, where it was waiting for our return from grade school; she also had a duck who did the same. As we walked down the path toward the house, they would attack! Not funny then, but a riot now. You brought back some memories. ;)

    P.S. I am so sad about the eggs and nest. My husband's first thought was 'raccoon'.

  2. These are great photographs Mary.. and you were lucky to get away with this..
    Happy Easter..

  3. Now you can brag about being chased by another male!!!! Great pictures. You are lucky, that goose did not "gooose" or pinch you. Have a great day.

  4. that first photo is classic! I have been chased by many geese, growing up around a lake with lots of nesting geese - we had a little bichon frisee who would always come running back to the house with a goose after him. Poor little guy, he was just out for a bathroom break! Canadas can be quite vicious!


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