Thursday, April 3, 2014

Geese In Town


Going for a stroll around town 

One beautiful morning, hubby and I decided to visit our daughter who is attending the University of Virginia.  UVA is in the city of Charlottesville, which is about 120 miles south of Washington D.C. and only about 25 minutes from our farm in Free Union, Virginia.  As we were about to cross the street towards our parking garage, we came across two families of geese on a mission.

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

While I found the marching comical, I was also impressed that these little guys knew to march in a straight line between their parents.  So well behaved!  Why aren't human babies encoded that way?
Charlottesville, Virginia

They Made Our Day!!!


Thanks to Mersad, I am joining Friday My Town Shoot Out.  Please come along with me to Friday My Town Shoot Out to visit fun places around the world.  Stop by Mersad's blog too, he is an amazing photographer.
                                                          Christa

28 comments:

  1. Good morning Crista.
    What a beautiful morning! Love to see those birds marching in the spring sunlight.It is fun.
    It is cloudy here in my town, Japan ,today!
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Good morning Tomoko,
      I am glad to hear from you. I can't wait to see more photos of your town and other places in Japan. Christa

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  2. They look like they know where they are going.

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    1. Ruth, they do look like they know where they are heading to! I can't imagine where, though! (Maybe they know Charlottesville much better than I do.)

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  3. Welcome to FSO, I look forward to seeing more photos of your town. The geese are cute - and smart. And bound to bring a smile to the face.

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    1. Pauline, I wish I knew how to post a video. The geese were actually quite hysterical to watch. As with the teenagers in your post, there was one in each family that did not quite do what the rest was doing!

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  4. How fun. Geese are such fun to watch. They don't move as gracefully on land as they do on the water or in the air.

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    1. You are so right. They don't look graceful on land, but I love the way they waddle.

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  5. What a funny geese march!
    In Germany we say "Gänsemarsch" for going in the line and, how I can see, it's right...
    Welcome by the readers of my blog :-)

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  6. How very sweet! A happy spring picture!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  7. The family of geese does appear to be on a mission.

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    1. They remind me of some scenes from the Sound of Music (one of my favorite movies).

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  8. Wonderful to have you on board. This is a great interpretation of the theme, and the images are so adorable!!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thanks Mersad for introducing me to FSO. You all have set up a great variety of fun topics.

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  9. So cute...love nature/wildlife.
    Happy Friday!

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  10. Welcome to FSO. I like the photos you posted. I am picking the last one to spotlight as it clearly shows they knew where they were going and exactly how to get there.

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    1. Hi Peggy, that's so exciting! Thank you. Nature never ceases to amaze me.

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  11. thanks for your visit! great pics. plenty of geese in my town also with 2 rivers.

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  12. Hi Christa,

    The little group of siblings, following in their mama's footsteps, all single file, and under the watchful eye of their daddy, definitely look like they're on a mission! Such sweet shots; made me smile!

    Happy Thursday!

    xo
    Poppy

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  13. Those little ones bodies are so gangly but they are as adorable as can be.

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  14. One of the most remarkable sights at this time of year in the Toronto area is to watch mother ducks and geese stop traffic.

    Traffic comes to a complete halt as they cross as many as six lanes of traffic. And no matter how long it takes them to waddle across, the motorists wait patiently. It may be an antidote for road rage...

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