City Geese


Yesterday we went Christmas shopping and managed to get almost everyone on our list a gift. That's a feat in and of itself as my husband hates shopping. When we came off the exit into the city the first thing I spied were these geese.  They were flying over the shopping centers. First, one way and then the next. After I snapped a few shots of these beautiful geese. I was fortunate enough to see what I think was a blue heron flying towards the town's pond.

16 comments:

sandy said...

I love what you brought home from shopping!
Hope you are having a nice weekend, the rain is here now!

Shakespeare said...

What a beautiful picture! I'm like your husband--not the shopper, especially when I'm surrounded by crowds. I'd rather watch the geese in the freezing cold than enter a mall right now.

beth said...

way to check shopping off your list....whew !
and i'm pretty much with your hubby on the dislike of that activity :)

Julia Smith said...

Just read your previous post and I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

Love the shots of the birds - I'll assume that seeing them was an animal totem message for you.

Goose = fulfilled quest stories. Think of your favorite childhood stories and find out what they say to your upcoming healing quest.

Heron = aggressive self-determination. If one way doesn't work, then another way will.

Deb said...

Yes. That's a blue heron, heading to the left of screen. They are marvelous birds. I love them.

And to add my real life observations to Julia's: they are quietly strong and observant. Patient, skilled, relentless. And beautiful.

Thinking of you. :-)

Al said...

I love herons. Although we don't have any here, they are often seen on the pond near where my father lives.

Your news in the earlier post sounds promising. Continued best wishes.

TC said...

Congrats on the Christmas shopping success! :) That's huge: I'm still not done and I feel like I've been shopping forever.

Greyscale Territory said...

I always find birds in flight inspiring! These photos are lovely!

Tricia said...

Cool shots, especially the Heron, they're awesome!

Happy Monday! =)

James said...

I love to hear the sound of geese flying over head. I really like the flying geese photo!

Quiet Paths said...

So peaceful looking at the geese flying. I love your header photo!!

lisaschaos said...

Sounds like a successful trip to me! Love the birds!!

Rose said...

Yeah, definitely looks like a blue heron to me....

Kateri said...

Nice photo of the geese in flight. It is always a good feeling to have Christmas shopping done!

Rambling Woods said...

Sure looks like a heron to me. Great catch..I am glad that you were able to get out and do some shopping.. Hang in there...lots of well wishes coming your way...Michelle

Mary said...

Wonderful to get both geese and a heron! I love watching how they all fly. Bird behavior is interesting when you get started watching all the details.