Monday, November 12, 2012
Well, I had outlined a possible first blog, but...
Paul woke me this morning to tell me I HAD to come and see something outside. So I headed out, and heard the strangest squawking cacophony. All I could think as I went toward the lake was , "What on earth?!?" As I got out beyond our trees, I could see the source. Morningside Lake was absolutely COVERED with geese! Body to body, shore to shore, COVERED with geese.
Paul went to get his camera; and, as soon as he lifted it to his face, I guess that goose instinct kicked in and said, "He's got a gun!!!" They started at the shore closest to us, and wave after wave of them took wing. I ran for my I-Pad and got a video and then some stills.
My first impression had been that there might have been a thousand geese. But after I considered it, I'd have to triple that or more. They came up perhaps a hundred or more at a time, one wave after another! And even after we left the lake and went back to our deck, they kept lifting off. At first, they had gone south, off to our right. Once we got to the deck, though, the waves were coming west over the tree in our back yard. I tried several pictures, and this one might be one that shows the incredible number of them through the branches.
I have never in my life been blessed by God to witness such an amazing mix of sight and sound!
A half hour later, this was the much more typical - beautiful - morning by our lake.
Thank you, Lord, for your creation!