Friday, May 16, 2008

Goslings and turtles and geese; oh my!

Regular readers of this blog will remember this post about the goslings that surprised me on a walk one day by the pond. As you can see, they're growing up, and losing a lot of the yellow down color they used to have. They're about 3 weeks old now and I was able to get them up close because they were coming near to see what George was doing nosing about in the reeds.
We also saw a turtle just finishing laying her eggs by the edge of the pond. George went over to investigate and I snapped some photos. Speaking of snapping, I warned George not to get too close. He's not out of the doghouse yet with his master (see post below) but I've got no gripes with the young fella.
See that mud behind the turtle in the bottom photo? She had already dug a hole and buried her eggs in it and covered it with the mud. I hiked back up the hill to change to my zoom lens after I took these two bottom pictures and by the time I returned to the spot, she was long gone, the mud packed down with her turtle prints.
Another exciting day on the farm, I tellya. I have no idea why my eldest son ever wanted to leave and move to Manhattan when there's all this sort of excitement here! My youngest son is finished helping with the mowing for the week and he'll return on Sunday. It was really good to have him home for a few days, but he's got his own life to return to. Wish he could have stayed for Lost tonight, but it's fine. Are there any other Lost nuts out there besides Miz Booshay?
Stay tuned tonight to see if I remember to post the Weekend Guessing Game at 6 PM EST. I have something in mind and I think you'll have fun with it.

16 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted this. Back when I was a commuter to a corporate job, I would catch the train next to a park with a lagoon. And every spring I'd watch for the goslings. Now that I'm a freelance writer working at home, I don't get to see them.

Mental P Mama said...

Those goslings are adorable! But nobody can beat the cuteness of George!

dlyn said...

Poor George - still in the dog house! And I am watching Lost right now ;)

Country Girl said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them, Ruth. Too bad George is still in the dog house, but it will all be okay. It takes my husband awhile to get over things. George is too cute to stay mad at for too long!

Lost was great. I can't wait for the finale in 2 weeks. It's weird how they keep jumping back and forth in time but I love the show.

~ C.G.

Christine said...

I love those babies!!

(But I love getting my George fix even more! :D )

Shimmy Mom said...

As always, great pics. I'm impressed George didn't dig up the turtle eggs. I think that deserves a little step out of the dog house.

Treasia said...

The goslings are just adorable. I wish we lived in the country again.

dlyn said...

Hiya - I know a lot of people who are interested in photography visit you blog kate and I though you might be interested as well - a blogging buddy of mine is beginning an online course for people who want to improve their skills - http://heyjules3.wordpress.com/ . It will cover everything from the very fist basics to more advanced stuff as time goes by. Hope it's ok if I hype it here Kate!

Country Girl said...

Hey, dlyn, I'll check it out. I'm glad to have you hype anything here. Well, within reason. You know, kinky lego stuff, macro photography love, that kinda stuff.

~ C.G.

emily said...

Lost! Joe is obsessed with lost- he sends out a weekly email with all the secret details and observations from each episode! what a dork.

dlyn said...

I am stalking you today Kate! Time to update the Front door/Back door meme!

Country Girl said...

Ok, Dlyn. I'll get right on that.

And Em, you have got to give my e-mail address to Joe!!! (Love, Aunt Kate)

Dr.John said...

Loved the pictures. It is great to live on a farm.

Donna Boucher said...

You do live in such a beautiful spot...and well...you photograph it so well!

You've got some great skillz, girl!!!

Those geese are pretty...but I still want George to come and visit me and Katie.

I have a crush on that hunky doggie.

Trish said...

Happened to pass this way and loved your photography not to mention your posts.

Egghead said...

Well I love to see the beautiful area you live in. I am sure your sons love it as well...in fact some day will miss it. I know I did after several years of living in the city. It is good to be in the country again.