Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nesting Time in the Park

In my last post about Gay City Park I promised more photos so here they are. Mr. B and I sat at a picnic table to gaze out at the water. There was a small island with a goose on it. He was motionless. As I was taking his picture I saw another goose. It was the female getting out of the nest. And there were four little ones at her feet! Papa goose never wavered from his job of sentinel.


Underneath are other photos I took in the park - the creek through the skunk cabbages, ferns unfurling, and a small waterfall. Even a small waterfall sounds good as it gurgles. Mr. B and I returned to the park another day planning to watch the geese and have a picnic. But we couldn't see any geese and a cold wind and then rain drove us back to the car. We ate our pimento cheese sandwiches in the car but there was a lovely view of the woods and blooming trees.

Stop by Little Red House and see the other collages on Mosaic Monday.

22 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Papa goose does take is security job very seriously. Great shots. Have a wonderful week.

Carol said...

Sounds fun to have a picnic in the car in the rain, especially with a nice view! Love the mosaic of the geese, great captures!

fairchildstreet said...

Such a pretty mosaic. (The horses are hitched to an old fashion carriage.) Charmaine

One said...

Did you hear my ooohhhs and aaahhhss?! I really love this sort of photos. I see a close knitted happy family. Happy Mother's Day.

Lorrie said...

Papa Goose does look like he's on the watch. Lovely photos of the woods in spring.

Cat & Cricket said...

Love your mosaic! Classic pictures!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend...
Smiles~
Cricket

Cindy said...

Beautiful photography! Thanks so much for visiting me...hope your week is wonderful!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

My first time here and following now:) What a lovely day in the park! Love the photos, looking forward to coming back for more visits!
~nancy

Naturegirl said...

Precious photo of the geese a wonderful shot of the ferns unfurling! Thanks for sharing your day!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This is my 1st visit and I'm now following you! I love VA and CT is great too! I hope you enjoy your new home! I love the photos from your park visit! Please stop by anytime, we love company and new Followers are always welcome!

Regina said...

How amazing!
Happy Mom's Day.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
xo

diane b said...

A perfect family. Mother is kept busy, I doubt that she will get a break on Mothers' Day.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Isn't spring wonderful. Full of new beginnings. Lovely. V

Snap said...

What a wonderful post for Mother's Day .. Mom and Dad and their little ones. Delightful! Happy Monday!

Shirley said...

Goslings and fiddlehead ferns! Beautiful signs of spring. Thank you for sharing.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is such a soothing and calm scene!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.
hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

Diann said...

Fun mosaic! And such wonderful pictures!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos and the baby geese are adorable. I love your nature scenes, beautiful mosaic.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved seeing the goose family photos. What a wonderful story they told! The unfurling ferns are so pretty and springlike. You really found nice images in the park!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What wonderful spring-time scenes to watch! So serene and peaceful.

Sheila said...

I enjoyed your mosaic so much. We have a pair of Canada Geese that have made their home in the pond across the road. It's wonderful to watch them land and fly away. I must take a look to see if I can spot any goslings. We have mallards there as well. Happy Spring!