Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm Back, With Some Old Friends

I'm back, and I brought some old friends with me. I didn't mean to be gone for so long. In fact, I didn't mean to be gone at all. It kind of just began with a couple of days and it turned in to a few weeks. I guess I just wanted some time off.

But I went out and found some old friends that reminded me that I was forgetting one of the things I love. I found these geese in the nature area of a business complex. I never seem to see them in the country.

I guess geese have developed a relationship with humans. They come around and feed off of the refuse and scraps that we leave them. I never realized this was happening before I moved away from Michigan and into the country. I was only in the city back then too.

It seems like a few years ago when I was in Michigan every other post was about geese or maybe squirrels. Now I rarely see either one, squirrels a little more often. I remember posting about a group of geese from the time they were eggs till they grew up. I watched the whole thing. It was fascinating.


My old geese saw me so often that they began to see me as a friend. They would come up close to me just because they didn't have any fear. They never expected anything of me. I never fed them or bribed them in any way. These geese today ran from me.

But that's okay. I may never go back to this place. It's not much for nature, but it does have some nice scenery. I have so many nature parks to visit that I want to visit all of them first. On this same day I found a new place that reminds me quite a bit of my old nature parks from Michigan. I'll revisit that one very soon. Who knows? Maybe there will be geese there too. I'll talk to you again soon.

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  1. I have a fake one of these in my front yard that the neighbors thought was real when I first got it--named it Elly.

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    1. I'd love to have a fake goose in my yard.

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  2. Great pictures of the geese.
    Glad you are back.

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    1. I keep trying to be back more often than I have been, but it doesn't seem to be working well quite yet.

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  3. Finding new nature parks is the BEST!

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    1. My favorite time is when I find a new nature park. Such anticipation.

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    1. I wish they were a little thicker around here. I kind of miss them.

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  5. There maybe one of them can be your old friend.

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    1. I wish I could visit them often enough for that.

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  6. It looks like quite a pretty area for being in a business complex - no wonder the geese like it.

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    1. there are several nice little areas like this in that place. If there were some trails I'd go back and revisit it.

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  7. It's good that the geese run away from humans---people can be so cruel to them and other animals. It's best they learn to live away from us.

    Good to see you back, Ratty.

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    1. I can imagine people being cruel to the animals especially in a place like this where they're not expecting to see them.

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  8. love those geese, welcome back, same here, I think I 've been gone from blogging for a while too, now, trying to come back again. :)

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    1. I'm trying to come back a little more than I've been able to. I need to speed it up.

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