Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our World Tuesday

Today is Tuesday, so that means it's time once again for Our World Tuesday, a meme that encourages bloggers to share images of their world. It's a great way to get a glimpse of life through the eyes of others! You can find out more about it here. Even if you don't participate, I encourage you to take a look at the intriguing photos that bloggers from around the world share each week.
 
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Last week, my husband, kids, and I went down to the lake to feed the geese, ducks, and swans. This is the goose that greeted us. He seemed to be smiling at us—or laughing—and with his open beak, he was always ready when someone threw a treat. (Actually, he was probably panting and trying to stay cool on a hot day, but I like to think he was being clever. ☺)
 
My husband took these photos while I tossed Cheerios into the lake—and this brainy goose actually caught some of them!
 

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Wishing you all a happy Tuesday. ☺
 
 
 

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  1. Wow. Those goslings are already very big. I saw some the other day that were only half that size.

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    1. They are, aren't they? My kids loved how cute and fuzzy they are. :)

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  2. Definitely not a silly goose ;)

    Lovely captures!

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    1. LOL No, definitely not!

      Thanks. ☺

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  3. Cheerios are a very versatile food, aren't they? :)

    We have all kinds of birds around our development. It's especially funny when the cranes decide to cross the road. You have no choice but to sit and watch them...and smile. :)

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    1. They certainly are. :)

      How fun to see cranes walking by!

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  4. A couple weeks ago we were putzing around the lake and a family of geese waddled off the shore and into the water. It was sweet watching mom and dad keep those babies together.

    However, if you've ever had to deal with goose droppings on your sidewalk, you wouldn't find them quite so cute. Where my husband works, they had to hire a company to come in with a special spray to keep the geese away because the sidewalks were so heavily littered that customers could barely find a place to put their feet to get into the building!

    Well, that was pleasant, wasn't it?

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    1. Haha! I've actually had to deal with that lovely experience. Geese were all over my college campus, so for six years and two degrees, I had to dodge their messes as I walked to class. Fun times... ;)

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  5. Great fun! Excellent pictures.

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  6. Awww, I love visiting the ducks! I just recently did just that and snapped some photos too. I'll have to put one of those up for a wordless wednesday!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing it!

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  7. Who knew they liked Cheerios? Fun shots.

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  8. LOL, it looks like he's hamming it up for every picture! Very fun. :)

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    1. He was the only one "smiling." :)

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  9. Great shots of the Canadian Geese and Mallards.

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    1. They sure are! There were a ton of people there feeding them that day.

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  11. Beautiful pics!

    Have a nice Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks, Adriana. Happy Tuesday to you, too!

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  12. That goose looks so funny amidst the sea of ducks :)

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    1. He was trying to keep them from getting any Cheerios. :)

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  13. We used to feed ducks...there were white geese but they were mean and they bit. Your goose looks much friendlier...and hungrier.

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    1. He seemed pretty friendly, but I still didn't want to get too close. :)

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  14. i love these pics, dana---and i don't really know why--but they made me long for fall :)

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. The sweltering temps here are making me long for fall. :)

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  15. All these birds love to be fed. Thank you for your visit.
    I see you answer people here on your blog but I am afraid I don't have the time to come back and read them. Sorry.

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    1. No worries. I'm just glad you stopped by. :)

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  16. The pictures remind me of how protective every parent is to their young. And now that I'm in my 30s, my mom continues to treat me like a child! hahaha... Have a great week :)

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    1. LOL I think all moms are like that. ;)

      Thanks. I hope you have a great week, too!

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  17. Ya they are big!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  18. We have a lake in our back yard, but typically it's filled with pelicans and other tropical birds. So fun to watch them--but the big ones, they're so loud first thing in the morning.

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    1. I've never seen a pelican in person. Sounds like fun!

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  19. Looks like a scene from where I live in Chicago. I live across from the North pond which parallels lake Michigan. So All I see are geese and ducks. They are EVERYWHERE.. but I do like them most of the time. LOL.

    Fantastic pics...

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    1. LOL Yep, I understand that!

      Thanks, Michael. I'll let my husband know you like the pics. :)

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  20. Ha! cheerios and Canada Geese! lovely shots!

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  21. I think I see a cheerio in its mouth!

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised. He was really going after them!

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  22. I guess Canadian geese eat anything!

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  23. What a lovely sight. I occasionally see ducks and geese in my area. I once stayed in a house by a lake and loved seeing them every day.

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful retreat. Happy Tuesday!

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  24. What a silly goose, i bet he enjoyed the snacks while trying to stay cool :)

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  25. Geese are so much fun to watch and photography!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. They sure are! They have so much personality.

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  26. Cute! That geese looks like it loves posing for the camera. So adorable.

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    1. He definitely seemed used to cameras. :)

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  27. ....eine hat wohl immer den Schnabel offen!
    Sehr lebendige Bilder!
    Gruß,
    Luis

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    1. I think he probably does have his beak open all the time. Thanks, Luis!

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  28. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!

    Nas

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  29. Great shots of the geese! They must look forward to people feeding them. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks! I hope your day was a good one. :)

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  30. I love going to the duck pond here and the ducks like it too... but the geese? They literally chase me around until I leave, as soon as they spot me.

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    1. Geese can be kind of ornery, can't they?

      Hope you had a nice day. ☺

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  31. Feeding the geese with Cheerios. What a great idea.

    We have geese and goslings around our area right now too.

    Great photos!

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    1. I have two young children, so there's never a shortage of Cheerios here. :)

      Thanks!

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  32. This is the type of goose (plus millions of his close personal friends) that leaves us little presents on the sidewalk.
    If they were once Cheerios, they aren't any longer.

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  33. I like these geese, that big one acts more like a dog!

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    1. I know. I feel lucky to have seen them. :)

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  35. That's a great catch for a bird! I wonder if I can get the kids at work to catch cheerios in their mouth. We eat them almost daily. :)

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  36. Great pictures!
    Looks like the one is accustomed to posing for the camera! Seems like he's had lots of practice... LOL
    A real cutie-pie!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Yes, he's definitely a ham. :)

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  37. This is great photos and I bet it was fun experience for the whole family.:)

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    1. Thanks. It was a great way to spend the evening. :)

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  38. Beautiful ... That duck is giving a speech!

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    1. He certainly seemed to like the attention he was getting. :)

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  39. Oh how fun, I love these pics. There are some ducks and geese at a park near my house and I always love to see them. Thanks for sharing these, the pics really made me smile. :)

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    1. I'm glad. I hope you're having a nice Wednesday.

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  40. Loved the pictures, Dana. I have my own goose story, which I'll post today.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  41. Great pictures! I wish there was some place around here to feed the ducks. It was one of my favorite things to do as a kid.

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    1. It's one of my favorite childhood memories, too. ☺

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  42. Oh man, I love that goose! Smart thing, figured out how to get the Cheerios first.

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    1. He's pretty clever, that's for sure!

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    1. Thank you! I'll pass that on to my husband. :)

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  44. Geese are so great! The last place I lived at had geese nearby. I grew rather fond of their honks. :)

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    1. As far as background noise goes, there's much worse. :)

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  45. Going to feed the ducks (and geese) was one of my favorite things as a kid. Nice photos!

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  46. I love ducks, and that goose looks like a cut-up! Thanks for sharing these, Dana!

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    1. He really was! He was great fun to watch.

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  47. Its amazing what a goose will do for some breakfast cereal!

    nice pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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