Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Thursday, June 18, 2015


In all the years we have lived here, we have never had geese in the side yard - until this year.

These photos were taken from inside the living room.  The geese don't pay any attention until I get about 4 feet from the window - then Daddy Goose elongates his neck and swivels his head.

All seems fine with Goose Family . . . 
. . . until I get about 4 feet from the window.
 If I go all the way to the window - the Goose Family heads over the bank and into the water.

Well, guess I got too close for comfort - there they go, heading down toward the water.

And off they go - mom in front, the little ones (who must be teenager geese by now!) and dad in the rear.
The geese are so interesting, in that they are truly a family unit.  We have two groups this year, one couple with two babies, the other with only one.  We were told by one of the fishermen that they saw a group of geese going by when suddenly one of the babies disappeared under water, never to return.  (Snapping turtles are the babies' nemesis).


Carol Blackburn said...

It is such fun to watch nature at it's best. Perhaps you need a goose mask.............

Jeanette Jobson said...

Canada Geese are very attractive birds, but in parts of Canada are a HUGE nuisance. They come in giant flocks of thousands and decimate land. A few, like yours are perfect.