Wednesday, February 24, 2010

f is for friends

these two weren't too friendly to me but they seemed to like each other a lot. as soon as I started to walk towards them they started to walk away. it was kind of cute how they waddled when they walked. I was almost tempted to try and get them to fly, but fear got the best of me when I noticed I was outnumbered. plus, these guys are quite large.

today is abc wednesday thanks to our host mrs. nesbitt. the letter for the day is F. please go here to join in the fun.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love them! What a great "friendly" shot for the day, Lily! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

James said...

It's rare to see only two. I wonder if they got lost. at least they have each other. :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

James, It looks like just two, but there were a whole flock off to the left. They must be close friends because they stuck together like glue.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Cute! I've been seeing a lot of geese lately -- their numbers seem to be increasing the past few years!

Paula said...

Birds are kind of hysterical when they're on the ground. They always seem to be looking around for an escape. Although, I hear geese can be quite fierce.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Ah, what sweet friends. so sorry they were not as fond of you. glad you go the shot though!

Andy said...

Besides people, Canada Geese are the most visible creature in my home city of Pickering Ontario.

Bibi said...

You were right to leave the geese alone. Remember the old saying, 'Let waddling geese waddle.' :)

Good post for 'friendly'! They're friendly to each other, if not toward you!

onangelwings said...

Nice. So cute for a friend photo.
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Carol said...

Nice shot...I love to see geese...

Marlene said...

Great shot - We have lots of Canadian Geese that love our backyard at our Beach house. I don't like the "mess" they leave however.

KaHolly said...

Very sweet photo. The Canadian Geese used to hang out on our school grounds in the winter (they probably still do, but I don't) and the kids would come in from recess with goose poop all over the bottom of their shoes. What a lovely memory, huh?

bobbie said...

A great shot of friends. Geese can be rather intimidating though.

Daryl said...

Funny ... (another F word)

Tarun Mitra said...

Good shot and lovely composition :)

Virginia said...

A fine feathered flock I'd say! :)
V

Anonymous said...

You can't blame the geese for being leery, seems like they are always getting chased or shot. Local Pilots of small planes are not happy about them. They were here first. :-)

jay said...

They certainly look like buddies! Sweet!

mrsnesbitt said...

Fantastic! Loved the emotion you captured! Awesome!
Thanks so much for contributing! Denise (ABC Team)

photowannabe said...

Perfect choice for the letter F. Great picture too. I agree with the others thatGeese can be cranky.

Roger Owen Green said...

well, OBVIOUSLY, you're the wrong species!

Alexa said...

Great shot, Lily! But as a few wise folks have already mentioned, you were probably right to keep your distance—geese can be VERY nasty (as I say to my kids, this is the voice of experience speaking)!

Tumblewords: said...

They can be quite mean. I'd be aFraid to stir them up! Great photo!

VP said...

A nice picture, they usually aren't friendly at all, to us.
It's strange that there were only two of them. That's makes them friends, or even more...

Thérèse said...

Did you feel threatened? :)

Ann said...

Did they forget to fly south? I hope someone is feeding them.

In New Zealand, the gannets who get left behind die on the cliffs because their friends have flown to warmer Asutralia. Not a pleasant sight.