SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 – 20
26 August 2015: GEESE
It’s Frisbee Wednesday again. Time just scoots right past me and this summer has been a blur, a whoosh of color. Bright blue skies and puffy white clouds. Spider bites and boats. Green shade trees on the town common and the cool green waters of the river.
This is the 20th prompt I’ve done. I am having trouble accounting for at least 20 weeks of my life.
And today … it’s …
Goosey goosey gander,
Whither shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
And in my lady’s chamber.
There I met an old man
Who wouldn’t say his prayers,
So I took him by his left leg
And threw him down the stairs.
Nursery Rhyme by Mother Goose
These were wild geese. They were willing to share space with us … as long as we didn’t get too close.
The geese were not afraid of us, nor were they tame. Not “office park” geese either. The geese who take up residence in parking lots will boldly go where no goose has gone before, are afraid of nothing. At least nothing human.
We did our best to be stealthy. No door slamming, driving into the parking lot slowly, quietly. No talking. Getting the cameras out in the car, then walking softly, getting as close as we could without making the birds nervous.
Having long zoom lenses on our cameras helped too.
And then. there was the day I encountered this goose. He pretty much posed for me, giving me his good side. Sidling right up to me, apparently wanting a handout.
Turned out, he was a domestic, pet goose from a nearby farm who just dropped by and wanted to be paid for his personal appearance.
As usual, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pick one of my pictures or any of your own photographs and write about it. Directly, tangentially, sadly or with humor.
This message will self destruct in …
FIVE … FOUR … THREE … TWO … ONE … (long pause) …
Oops, still here. Never mind.