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What a Morning!

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!
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    Love your first blog! You live in a glorious place: no wonder the gees wanted to share it! I saw a couple of Vs heading south late this afternoon . . . making an M against the sky.

    Thanks for the candle goodie and the very kind comment on my blog about losing: nice to hear from you.
    1981 days ago
    What an astonishing sight. Thank you for sharing the peace and tranquility as well as the amazing geese!

    1985 days ago
    How beautiful! thanks for sharing the pics!

    1986 days ago
    Such a lovely location. So amazing about the geese. Thanks for sharing Pam.
    1986 days ago
    How beautiful - the lake, with, and without the geese!
    1986 days ago
    Quite a sight I'm sure. Nature is amazing for its never-ending ability to produce wonder and awe. I've thanked God many times for that. I also thanked God tonight on the way home when the vehicle in front of me eased to a stop to let a fawn run to the berm, then cross back to join its mother. We could have had one less deer were it not for that driver's good sight.
    1987 days ago
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