Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Serenity and More About Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I spoke about my experience with Chinese geese in my last two posts.  A couple of years ago while I was visiting a nature park, I came across a lovely goose who was very friendly.  I believe it was a Greylag goose.  I had my camera with me at the time (this was of course before I lost my camera last year). She saw me walking down a path and waddled right up to about just a few feet in front of me and just stayed there looking at me, making it so easy for me to take several photos of her.  I am sharing my photo of her here so you can see how close she came to me.  I was not at all afraid or uncomfortable, as I could tell by the way she waddled up to me that she was just as curious about me as I was about her.  And I did not use any zoom in feature to take this photo, she was just a few feet in front of me.  :)  I also need to mention that this poor sweet Greylag goose was also a victim of an attack by the gray Chinese gander!  In fact, he attacked her just before he came after me. You can click to see a larger view.

 I also have a photo of the Chinese gander who attacked this Greylag goose, then myself!  Here he is!  The gander is the one on the left with his neck sticking out, his girlfriend is the one on the right. I think you can see by the expression on his face that he was about to attack.  He has also attacked some of the staff who work at this nature park, so I have been told.  Just click to see a larger view.


The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Frogs Watching TV

Sweet Mint Lemonade Iced Tea

Swedish Lullaby

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
Negis Art - Artist Kang Jung Ho


I  am blessed, grateful and wishing you the same. - Anne Pereira


When you hear criticism, challenge yourself.


People with a good sense of humour have a better sense of life.


Yesterday I was grateful.  Tomorrow I'll be thankful, but for now, I'm blessed.




Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.  


The prettiest smiles hide the deepest secrets.  The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears and the kindest hearts have felt the most pain.


Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

47 comments:

  1. Yes, I believe it IS a Greylag! We have them here. That other goose is nuts, if you ask me!! Maybe brain chemistry problems! I know you posted the lullaby just for me! Unfortunately it has been blocked and is just a blank screen. BUT I will see if it is on YouTube. The frog video is hilarious, I called Phil out to watch it.

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    1. Ginny, the lullaby video is working for me, I just tried it. Perhaps you need to clear your cache? I am so glad you and Phil enjoyed the frog video. :)

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  2. ha oui! bien les grenouilles!
    elles aiment aussi la technologie loll
    bisous et douce journée

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  3. Poor goose! Just like humans, animals can be very hostile toward their own kind.

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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  4. hi...i just stop by on your blog....It's nice story about your daily. Happy sunday!!

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  5. The beaks are of different colours - one male, the other female?

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  6. Yes, Chinese geese can be very aggressive towards strangers.

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  7. That goose is an angry fellow! Nice shots!

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  8. I think I've told you before about my adventures with geese. They can be nasty creatures! That video of the frogs watching TV is priceless!

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  9. Have a nice Sunday :)

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  10. The female goose is very sweet, I am glad she enjoyed your company.

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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  11. Lovely clear photos of the geese..

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  12. Geese and swans can be very aggressive. Nice to see your photos of them! I hope you'll get a new camera one of these days. :)

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  13. Mornin' Linda, thanks for the information on those geese, now I'll know which ones to be wary of. Loved the frog video. It's strange because it's not like the frogs can smell the worms but yet they come for them. Weird! My dog used to watch TV. She liked the AKC Dog Shows and any shows about animals. Once she was watching some goats on a hill and the goats went off the TV screen and she got up and looked around the back of the TV to find them. LOL I wish I had video capabilities back then.

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  14. Enjoyed your post. Videos were great as were the quotes. Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  15. I love seeing your own experiences captured on film! What a cool experience!

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  16. Nice pics of the goose! It's unusual to find a friendly goose. Most of the ones I've seen always hiss and chase after people.

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  17. Still having rain around Amherstburg, Ontario but it's at least starting to warm up. Have a great Sunday Linda.

    Cruisin Paul

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  18. The frog is really great, thx for sharing it Linda...
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  19. frogs watching tv, interesting. so that's a way how to bait them out too!

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  20. Nice to see your photo's, Linda, even old ones.
    Good gag !

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  21. Those pictures of the geese are lovely. Good you managed to take pictures both the bad and the good ones:)
    I love the frogs who likes watching tv:)

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  22. Those photos of the geese are beautiful !! I love the first video !!
    Greetings

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  23. Love to read stuff about you.

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  24. Nice photos of the geese. I like those frogs watching TV. Have a nice Sunday evening!

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  25. We used to have a pond on our neighbor's property and year after year, the influx of Canadian geese got bigger and bigger. My ten pound dog would chase them till they took flight. A human, they'd stand up to. A poodle - they're out of here!

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  26. Hi dear
    Great post love ducks
    xoxo

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  27. Bonjour Linda, quelle belle journée nous avons, profites-en bien!!! Gros bisous!

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  28. I believe the humor-life thing

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  29. Oh my, scary Chinese gander!
    The Greylag goose is very pretty. She does look friendly, and wow, she came really close!

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  30. Those geese are lovely. I've never had problems with Canada geese (yet).

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  31. Crazy geese! When I a young farm girl, the geese headed south, and sometimes stopped in our corn fields. One stayed and lived in with the hog sheds. the hogs never messed with him. He always had first dibs at the feeder.
    Thanks for visiting my site!

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  32. We have had our encounters with Canadian geese long ago. They can be wily and unpredictable!
    Thanks for commenting on my site!

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  33. I used to walk past a whole flock of Canadian Geese at one time, they were later joined by some Greylags. Luckily none of them took any notice of me.

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  34. That Chinese gander is vicious. The goose is very beautiful. Looks one of a kind in grey. Happy Sunday Linda!

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  35. A wonderful experience when a wild creature walks up to you in peace and you share a momemnt which transcends differences, great post Linda.

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  36. Dear Linda - the photo of your Chinese goose is wonderful. I think it would be quite frightening to have been attacked by one - so glad this sweet one was friendly. Loved the frogs watching tv. Now wasn't that too cute. Thank you for a fun filled post. Hugs!

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  37. Great pictures:) I have had a run in with a Canadian Gander, as it turns out-size does matter:)

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  38. I remember when I was a young school girl, I was chased by a gander. Its neck was stretch out and ready to attack. I ran as fast as I could to escape from it. When one gander started the chase the rest follow. So relieved to be able to escape the attack!

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  39. There's so much truth in the last quote, from The Motivation Hotel.

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  40. Some of these geese can be very fierce. You are daring to go so near. :)

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  41. Oh, thank you especially for the last quote - so true <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  42. Awe! Canadian Gander is like gangster...I'm not sure I could out run?

    'Meanwhile in Canada' jokes are so funny and this one is the best....or the Sink de Mayo?

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  43. A good reminder: To challenge myself if I hear criticism.

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  44. That Chinese gander has to go!

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