Lookout


I push my way toward the cornfield through blustery winds of forty to fifty miles per hour. Snow blowing across my face and hands as honking prominently fills my ears. Geese are flying above my head while others are foraging for food below. I inch my way forward, closer. There, can you see it? A lone goose stands as lookout, a sentry, before me. I pause before bringing the camera to my left eye and purchasing a memory.  

18 comments:

Bone said...

Perhaps it's pondering whether it should have flown a bit farther South :)

rapunzel said...

What a wonderful capture!!

Caroline Gill said...

Very commanding! A fine photo, Naquillity.

sandy said...

I just clicked it large, and it is wonderful.

Al said...

That's a great photo, one of your classics. I'm glad it was you out there in those winds rather than me!

gigihawaii said...

Lovely goose! I have never seen one up close. This one is beautiful.

Kateri said...

Beautiful photo! Like the contrast of the corn field and the sky--and goose is in a great pose.

Bill said...

Proof that endurance brings great things! What a wonderful photo. There is majesty here!

Ryan said...

The geese are sure to feel safe with this proud guy on the lookout, beautiful shot.

ms pie said...

love the sound of geese... they hang out in the fields around where i live... it is a most perfect shot you have captured... the personality, the field and surrounding sky... it was worthy of the flu i hope you don't get...

Kay said...

Very lovely photo! I'm surprised you're out there with the windchill. Brrr....

Rose said...

I love this shot!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Wonderful photo and commentary, Michelle!

Travis Cody said...

I really enjoy these little story captions to your photos.

Carver said...

What a wonderful shot. I hope all is well with you. Take care, Carver

Mary said...

I like what you wrote as well as the photo.

Tricia said...

I could have sworn I left a comment on this picture last week, but I don't see it... anyway, I love love love this shot - It's gorgeous!!! =)

Thanks so much for visiting my page & commenting... you're very sweet! =)

lisaschaos said...

Love your purchase! The photo, the words, perfection!

I finally made it to the post office. :)