Saturday, December 6, 2008

Camera Critters #35

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

Michele of Rocky Mountain Retreat has had another set back and will not be posting this week. If you know her stop over and see the beautiful posting from her husband, Marcell, on her condition. Let us all hold her in our prayers for a recovery from this illness. In honor of her great photography I post my Canadian Geese through the year. This is for you Michele and your quick recovery.

The Geese in February are still healthy and getting through the winter in Ohio.
As Spring approaches the mothers to be have to explain a few things to the males.
The little bundles of joy are soon following along and heading to the pond.
They get bigger on all the grass and are so darned cute.

They have to learn to cross the road so the crossing guards keep them in line. White and black tail feathers start to appear.
It doesn't take long and they are a smaller version of the parents.
They always need a leader and he gets the prominent position on the lake. A higher view lets her watch for predators.
This has a question mark as to when we will have Michele back and posting with us.
She will have to start to spread her wings and see the wonders she wants to share with us.
She will then be up and flying. We await your return to a healthy situation that we can all share in your talent.

May God be with Marcell and Michele during this time of health problems.

42 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful geese pictures, FG... I love the 2nd one.. Wonder what she is saying to him?????

ramblingwoods said...

This is a very lovely post for Michele and the Canadas were perfect for it....

Lapa37 said...

Wonderful pictures and you are so sweet for wishing Michele well.You truly are a special person....

Bernie Krausse said...

I like how you showed the overview and story on the life of the geese. And thanks for all of the nice comments you gave me over at Natural Moments. Keep on enjoying Nature.

Norm said...

nice capture! I love Canadian geese. I am praying for Michele's good health and recovery..

kayleen said...

I tend to overlook the "common" birds, always looking for the less common, but Canadas are very photographable. And their behavior is fascinating to watch which you captured very nicely.

NoBS said...

Gotta love a little goose!

babooshka said...

I really can''t choose a winner. Some very expressive poses. Just a brilliant series of images.

shutterhappyjenn said...

The geese crossing the road is got to be my favorite.

My critter is posted here. Have a look if you have the time. Thanks!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You sure have a nice collection of Canada geese photos!

Sara G said...

Great post and a wonderful tribute to Michelle and Marcel.
Take care!!
Beautiful photo's!!

Sue said...

Beautiful photos! I enjoyed them all, especially the close-up of the wee gosling :)

david mcmahon said...

Lovely series of shots.

i beati said...

Happy birthday both of you !! Send me these geese. I don't see them here..

From an older lady by 3 months hahaha

dot said...

Fantastic post! These are the cutest geese pictures I've ever seen.

tipper said...

Love the pics-especially the question mark-very neat. So sorry Michele is sick-I will pray for her and her family. Hope she has a speedy recovery.

Sandy said...

What a beautiful post!

Carletta said...

What a great tribute to Michelle FG!
Great shots - I love the baby one. That could be an Easter greeting card.

George said...

I love the pictures and commentary. You do a wonderful job with your blog!

Ladynred said...

These are all fantastic photos. O love birds of any kind. What a sweet tribute to Michelle. Belated Happy Birthday...

Tommy V said...

great pictures of the geese

Larry Jordan said...

Super post FG. I know all of our prayers are with Michele. Great captures of the Canada Geese. The goslings are so cute aren't they?

Tink *~*~* said...

You make them seem so much more dear than what I knew as "the scourge of Long Island" - we were inundated with them up there and they were a nuisance, for sure. But you've captured a different aspect. Thanks for the glimpse into the non-evil side of Canadian geese!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Chrisss said...

My prayers are with Michelle and Marcel. Thanks for your post about her condition. Your photos are beautiful.

Grammy said...

Great photos. I love the crossing the road one best.
This is my first time on Camera critters.
Have a great week.
Grammy

Jama said...

They are so adorable! this is something we don't see here in my country, thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

These are wonderful and what a sweet tribute to Michele. You are a very nice man :-) I love the baby Canadas.

Gretchen said...

Those are really nice photos!

Nikki-ann said...

Great photos! I love the close-up ofthe chick and the one where they're crossing the road :) Take care.

The Tile Lady said...

WONDERFUL post! May God be with Michelle in her recovery...I know she has been injured for a while now, and I was wondering how she was doing. LOVE these great geese photos! Marvelous job!

Marie

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh great shots there. i just love to watch them.
And thanks for sharing about Michele she truly has had a bad time and my prayers go out to her and her husband as i know how bad these seizures can be.

b13 said...

Great captures! I love the babies!

Leedra said...

Third from the last is my favorite, or maybe the road crossing. Oh, I like them all.

Ms. Hays said...

Very nice of you to post about Michele! So heartfelt! Look at those chicks - sooo cuuuute!!!

I was waiting for Marcel to answer back on my request to post about Michele - He's very busy now though, so I'll post it this week!

Ms. Hays said...

I left a comment on your "Surprise" post below! Sorry I missed it over the weekend!

Misty Dawn said...

Michele and Marcell are both amazing and beautiful - I will continue to pray for them. Michele is an inspiration to me with her spirit and with her talented photography. I really think they world of both of them and will pray my heart out for them.

As for these photos in this post, my friend - they are truly spectacular!

P.S. Only made it to Rocknes for lunch once. Which means I only got one of the two meals that I was dreaming of from there. Which also means - I need to come back VERY VERY soon! ;-) I still hope to meet you - just didn't get a chance on this trip... BUT my new job (and benefits) will help me make that meeting a possibility!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great post, FG! Love those pics, as usual.
I sure hope Michelle can get past her recent setback. Such a shame that this had to happen to her!

Stacey Huston said...

You have a heart of gold Fishing guy.. beautiful posts.. thanks for the update on Michelle, The photo of the Canadian preening it's feathers is BEAUTIFUL, just perfect! Looks like a heart.

Cathy said...

Fantastic series! I particularly like the one of the geese crossing the road.

It's Time to Live... said...

Great images, I am loving winter but waiting for spring, green and all the youngsters.

tikno said...

Great pictures !

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

You are incredible... as I smiled and giggled throughout the post and I also shed a tear... you are such a wonderful person with a heart of gold.
These are my favorite feathered friends and have always amused me and made me feel good.
Wonderful post... THANK YOU!
((HUG))
~Michele~