Monday, April 12, 2021
Do you ever wonder how a Canadian Goose sleeps?
Well, wonder no more...standing on one leg with his bill tucked into his wings, he is resting peacefully, but keeping one eye open for any impending danger and ready for action...
Meanwhile, his lady-love is still obediently sitting on the nest over on the island, safe from any danger we trust...
"Father Goose" Statue...He loves to stand one-legged on that tree stump, and can stand there for long periods of time just like a statue...
Uh Oh! It is no longer a SECRET! Now we know who keeps drinking all the water out of the birdbath in the Secret Garden, and sometimes tipping it over on the ground!
That is one loooonnnnnng kitty cat! Poor kitty...that birdbath is almost empty...and there is a whole pond not even 15 feet away...
Who you lookin' at? Never see a cat drinking from a birdbath before?
Well, I'll just mosey along, but I'm sticking my tongue out at you...
Now, see? Aren't I the picture of innocence?
Meanwhile, Mother Goose is still safely sitting on her nest over on the island. Good thing cats don't like to swim that far...
Oh, while I was writing this I looked out my window of my "room with a view", and I could see a lot of activity way over on the other side of Still Waters Pond.
"Father Goose" is having himself a grand old time splish-splashing about, taking a bath...
He found a nice shady cool spot where the water is a bit clearer and deeper,
And for the last half hour or so he has been diving and swimming and splashing about, have a grand old time.
I'm sure this serves a good purpose besides just having fun in the water, but then again, who knows?
Maybe Father Goose is getting bored with just sitting around waiting for Mother Goose to hatch her babies, and he said "I'm going to go for a swim and take a good bath!"
Looks like he is really having a great time! Makes me wish I could join him!
But trust me, Still Waters Pond is only a good swimming pond for the ducks and geese...No way am I putting my body down in that dark water where I can't see what's under there...no way!
Switching gears...yesterday was chilly and rainy...stormy actually. Just the opposite of today. Definitely not a good day for swimming the pond! When we came out of church and headed to our local "Hog Wild Cafe'" for lunch, we got kind of wet and chilled.
It sure was a welcome sight when we stepped inside the restaurant and saw they had this cozy warm fire blazing!
Of course, I wasted no time getting right up to the fire...
And then Hubby joined me.
And then our Pastor and wife joined us too...if you look closely you can see his shirt is very wet from the rain...it rained so much yesterday we were about to wonder if we should have called Noah to come pick us up on the Ark...
But we warmed up and dried out and had a great lunch with family and friends. Such a blessing after a wonderful morning in God's House.
After a long day of stormy, wet weather, we were blessed to see this gorgeous sunset to end out the day.
It never ceases to amaze me the many ways God has to surprise us and bless us with His lovely creation.
"They who dwell in the ends of the earth
stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy."
What kinds of random sightings have you had lately?
Why not keep your camera handy and take pictures whenever you see things worthy of note.
It is always a blessing to see the many ways God chooses to show us His glory and beauty and even fun all around us.
Have a blessed and wonderful week.