Spring has come to our neighborhood pond. Completely frozen at winter time, the pond is now completely thawed and teeming with life. The geese and the gulls are back. And so are the children and families who love the sight and sound these winged creatures make.
Here are some pictures that I took yesterday. It was the first sunny day after so many days and it was good to be out even if it was a little windy and chilly.
I did not see the pair of swans that I loved photographing. However, my attention was caught by this creature. It looked different from the rest of the geese because it has white feathers. Others have the usual brown and dark brown color combo.
I had to be careful around the geese because some of them were a little too aggressive. A couple of the geese tried to follow me and my son. I told him not to make any eye contact with a goose as eye-contact seemed to make them quarrelsome. I am so glad that the goose in the picture below was letting it out with a fellow goose, not at me. 😉
My eldest son, who joined me in my little excursion, got a little too impatient after I took my first 100 pictures. 😉 “How many pictures of geese do you want to take?” he asked. Sigh! And I was so glad when he decided to go with me. So, reluctantly, I agreed to walk back home. We passed by the nearby marsh. Spring rains and melting snow filled the place with water. The place kind of looked pretty with the rushes sticking out of and reflected in the water.
Garbage that passers-by carelessly and thoughtlessly tossed in the swamp floated by.
Unwanted debris aside, the swamp reminded me of a scene from Lord of the Rings, i.e., when Frodo was being sucked in by the swamp. Well, it can really mesmerize with the shifting images and the sounds coming from it.
I heard water sloshing and when I looked around, I espied these lovely birds paddling behind the reeds.
My son and I tried to get a better view and this was the best I got. They never came close to where we were. I wished I could have stayed a little longer but my little companion was getting too impatient.
Well, there will be a next time. If I am lucky, I will have no companion hurrying me along. 🙂
Thank you for coming by. Have a beautiful Sunday and a blessed Holy Week.
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