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Sunday, January 16, 2011

WHAT IS ALL THAT HONKING ABOUT??? A BLESSING FOR MONDAY


Sunday  was  a  beautiful  winter  day,  that  was  definitely

"Keepin'  Spring  Alive  in  my  heart!"

We  live  3  blocks  from  Meadow  Lake  Park  in  our

town  and  if  you  walked  across  Meadow  Lake  Park,

you  would  come  out  on  the  13th  tee  of   Meadow  Lake

Golf  Course.

THERE  HAS  BEEN  A  WHOLE  LOT  OF  HONKING

GOING  ON...Canadian  Geese  Honking  that  is.

We  could  hear  the  geese  from  our  bedroom  and  see

them  flying  in  formation  over  our  house.


We  live  approximately  2  miles  from  Vance  Air  Force

Base.   Our  house  is  in  their  flight  path.   I  don't  know

what  danger  this  could  pose  with  the  pilots,  since  it  seems

to  also  be  the  flight  pattern  of  the  beautiful  Canadian

Geese.


I  did  some  research  when  we  got  home  and  it  seems  the

states  of  Oklahoma  and  Ohio  have  had  an  increase  from

20,000  Canadian  Geese  in  the  1950's  to  over  140,000

in  2005.  The  article  said  they  are  more  and  more  coming  to

nest  in  highly  populated  areas...such  as  universities  and

well,  this  is  difficult  to  say,  but  they  are  messy.  One

Canadian  Goose  drops  1  and  a  quarter  pounds  of  poo...yucky...

"every"  day...well,  when  a  goose  has  to  poo....a  goose  has

to  poo...it  is  not  like  there  are  little  Canadian  Geese

toilets  at  every  park  and  college  campus...but  wouldn't

they  be  cute,  especially  in  pink...lol




Sunday  afternoon  on  the  way  to  Amy's  grave  site,  I  looked

over  and  Meadow  Lake  Park  (lake)  was  covered  in

Canadian  Geese.  My  Mr.  Simply  and  I  always  carry  our

camera,  so  we  pulled  in,  parked,  and  my  hubby  started

clicking  pictures.  The  honking  was  sooooo  loud  and  it

never  stopped.  



It  was  sooooo  awesome  when  they  took  flight.  Talk

about  the  sound  of  Angel  Wings... they  fly  and  cross  over

each  other  like  the 

  famous  Blue  Angels.   I  was  in  a  trance  as  I  watched  them

in  flight  and  then  land  again...honking  all  the  time.



You  can  still  see  the  ice  at  the  edge  of  the  lake.



LOOK  at  this  perfect  family...I  thought  that  was  just  the  sweetest.

The  article  I  read  said  they  mate  for  life  and  only  find  a

different  mate  if  their  mate  dies...They  are  better  at  marriage

than  most  humans.  They  are  really  interesting  to  study.

It  was  such  a  lovely  time  watching  the  geese  Sunday

afternoon.  The  weather  was  just  so  very

delightful...and  I  felt  BLESSED  to  be  a  part  of

the  day  with  Mr.  Simply,  Our  God  and  the

Honking  Canadian  Geese.


COME  FOLLOW  ME....


LET  US  DANCE  IN  THE  SUN,

WEARING  WILDFLOWERS  IN  OUR  HAIR

AND  LET  US  HUDDLE  TOGETHER

AS  DARKNESS  TAKES  OVER

WE  ARE  HOME  ADMIST  THE

BIRDS  AND  TREES,

FOR  WE  ARE  CHILDREN  OF  NATURE.

~Susan  Polis  Shutz


AND  I  WILL  GIVE  THEM  A  HEART  TO  KNOW  ME,

THAT  I  AM  THE  LORD,  AND  THEY  SHALL  BE  MY  PEOPLE, 

AND  I  WILL  BE  THEIR  GOD;  FOR  THEY  SHALL  RETURN

UNTO  ME  WITH  THEIR  WHOLE  HEART.

~JEREMIAH  24:7

and  keep  you  until  we  blog  again.

THANK  YOU  for  joining  me  today.  It  always

does  my  heart  good  when  you  drop  by  and

leave  a  precious  message.

KEEPIN'  SPRING  IN  MY  HEART

HAVE  A  SUGAR  SWEET  DAY

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

11 comments:

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Debbie, What a beautiful post! I have geese here in my hometown as well, and I think they are the most spectacular bird to look at! I just wanted to let you know that you are the winner of my give away! Congratulations!!! Just let me know your address and I will get off in the post this week. Thanks so much for entering,
Marcia @ Vintage French Hen

Babbs said...

Those photos are amazing!! I love them!! The geese are wonderful to look at, wish I could hear the flapping of their wings and the honking....I have never seen that many...WOW!!! You're post is wonderful...and makes me laugh (poo and pink toilets LOL) You're a gem!!! Have a wonderful Monday!!

mo said...

Hi Debbie, What a beautiful post. What a refreshing getaway you had from the TV, videos, and internet.

Great post!

*hugs*

MosaicMagpie said...

LOVE THE VERSE YOU SHARED "GIVE THEM A HEART....".
GEESE MAKE THE COOLEST SOUND WHEN THEY FLY OVER. OCCASIONALLY I HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE A LARGE GROUP WILL PASS OVERHEAD. THEY FLY SO LOW THEY BARELY CLEAR THE ROOF OF MY HOUSE. BUT THE SOUND IS ALMOST A BUZZ OF ZZZZZZZZZ'S. VERY COOL!
DEB

Oklahoma Granny said...

We have lots of Canadian geese around here. I love to watch them but when there are so many they tend to leave a huge mess behind, ie watch where you're walking.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Beautiful photos Debbie and some VERY interesting facts....wow all that POO.....YUCK! How true & sad they know more about marriage than some humans......
Hugs,
Lynn

Janine said...

I love ýour phptos of the blue monday.
But there is another photo that touched me deeply.
It is the photo of this young soldier who caresses the cat.
He looks so young. There are to many people involved in war and fighting, and all they want and need is love.
Have a great day
Janine

Chatty Crone said...

Great post and pictures - I didn't know all that - very interesting.
sandie

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Wow that is a goggle of geese. I love to hear them passing over. I have never seen that many though. We live about 10 miles from Bernheim Forest and there are hundreds of them on the lakes there. Blessings to you and yours.
QMM

Bohemian said...

Hi Debbie... thank you for visiting my Blogt and your sweet comment... I love to write, create Art and indulge in photography so Blogging gives me the perfect opportunity to be creative in all three areas while meeting a great community of peeps!

God Bless... Dawn... The Bohemian

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Debbie! I am very glad that you entered my give-away. I almost gave up blogging yesterday when another blogger bullied me. Now that I have learned that this same blogger is copying a blogging friend of mine ~ I have decided to keep on blogging and not allowed to be cyber-bullied. I'm standing for decency.

Lots of love,
Susan