Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Potpourri of Updates

The little foals are getting bigger and the owners have added leads to direct them. This link was my first post. They are filling out well, this one needs cleaned up.
The little pond I visit had 9 families of Canadian Geese on it last week. If you go to this link you will see them as babies.
I swung around to give you a feel of how many there were.
They came ashore and let me pretty close with no threats. Please note the top family has younger goslings because they laid their eggs later.
The older ones are at a less pretty stage and soon will be as large as their parents. My that grass is good.
I couldn't resist taking this picture of a mother preening her feathers.
The Pink Peonies are blooming. The white ones behind are not far from blooming. I stake and loosely tie the plants to keep them upright. It stormed last night so I have to see how they look today.
They have a beautiful flower.
What is a peony display without their symbiotic friend the ant crawling on them. If you have peonies, you have ants.
This were given to me by a gardener friend, Harold from the concerts, and all it takes is a piece of root and your in the flower business. Pruning is the only other thing I have to do to maintain them.

18 comments:

Shionge said...

Hey that's a pretty cool shot of a mother geese preening herself :D

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Aw... the foals are cute!
And yes, the goslings are getting mighty big. I visited the lake over here and they are getting big and chunky as well!
The Peonies are beautiful... the one with the ant is really a oool shot!
Mountain Retreat

The Birdlady said...

Every photo in this post made me happy. The foals are just too cute.

kjpweb said...

Apt Title - lots of them for sure! And these Peonies look stunning!
Good ones!
Cheers, Klaus

Tipper said...

Beautiful flowers and neat pictures of the geese too.

Texas Travelers said...

Great post and great photos.

Thanks for the visit.
I just noticed that I had lost your link in my sidebar for "Check it Out - Favorites". I added you back in as 'Fishing Guy'. I always enjoy your posts and photography.

Come visit anytime,
Troy

evlahos said...

AND A VERY BEAUTIFUL POTPOURRI!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think the goslings are still cute even if they aren't brand new anymore. It is amazing how quickly they grow up, though. Soon they will look like their parents. Nice photos!

The Texican said...

I actually think you sparked my duck post with your photos of the Canadian Geese. I read you early this morning on my Google reader but I can't leave comment from there.

Carletta said...

Nice series of updates FG.

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Coca said...

Love seeing the foals! Thanks you.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Pretty pictures of foals, gansoa, much like flowers

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful pictures, Fishing Guy. I love seeing all the babies. The peony is GORGEOUS. What a great post this is!!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great set of pictures... tomorrow I have some of a tree you might reconise.. Jane took all the shots.She's getting a tad bossy with the camera now when we are out... ha!

Jo Castillo said...

The peony photos remind me of the song, "Sweet Peony", by Bobby Gentry. I always liked that. :)

Gina said...

Loving the updates of these gorgeous young ones! The second foal looks like it's dancing on tippy toes.. and great shot of mother goose.
Your peonies are superb..great work :)

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" will save the link to this post and show it to Mme. la Vache when she returns from her trip. She loves birds and flowers, so she will enjoy this very much.

"Louis" thanks you for your recent visit and comment at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.