Hi. Here’s the first of several entries about our new house.
We have a 1.3 acre lot, which is located at the end of a cull-de-sac.
The lot slowly goes down to a lake, which is located on the western side of our property.
The lake enhances the views west, especially at sunset.
One morning (10-19-2021), as I was about to leave for my walk, I noticed the early Fall cooler temperatures created a nice, misty view on the lake.
There is a small flock of geese that live on this lake.
They divide their time between the north side of the lake and our lakeshore.
Once, they ambled up the yard to within 100 feet or so of the house. Because of what they leave behind (no pun intended), I wanted them to stay away from the patio and down at the lakeshore. So far, that’s worked.
I’ll often see them “bathing”, eating, and napping on or very near to the shore.
A lone duck is normally with them, and an occasional white “crane”.
Below are some pictures of our “fowl” visitors…
First Encounter, Not of the Close Kind
We had a pretty wet summer with lots of good rain (from a lake perspective).
On 08-29-2021, I went down to see just how high up from the normal shoreline the waterline was.
As I got closer, I noticed a group of geese.
I then slowly walked downward, hoping they wouldn’t see me and leave.
And as I got closer, they noticed me, and vacated the premises…
Ducks are Different
On 09-20-2021, I noticed the partly cloudy sky and mostly calm water made for a nice setting.
As I walked towards the shoreline, I noticed the solitary duck was there without its geese friends.
I moved closer VERY slowly, stopping several times for 30 or so seconds, in the hopes the duck wouldn’t leave.
That technique, plus the fact the duck didn’t appear to scare so easily, provided me with a much closer look at my fowl friend.
One More Attempt at Being Neighborly
On 10-26-2021, I noticed the geese were back, so I thought I’d try again.
So much for that idea…
“My Latest Sun is Sinking Fast”
“O come, angel band,
Come, and around me stand,
O bear me away on your snowy wings,
To my immortal home…”
(From the “Old School Hymnal“)