Tuesday, April 20, 2010



Each Spring we have a nesting pair of Canada Geese on the pond across the road from our place.  And each year there is a lot of honking & ruckus over there as the pair on the pond protect their territory against all comers.  This morning was no exception as two fellow geese intruders circled in over the pine trees & made a landing on the pond.  The fight was on!!!!


DSC_7183 DSC_7182A quiet morning on the pond.....Oh Oh!!DSC_7193     DSC_7184 DSC_7185 DSC_7187 DSC_7188 DSC_7189DSC_7190DSC_7194


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The two nesting geese immediately launched a full frontal attack on the intruders.  Feathers were flying, water was a splashing, wings were a flappin, & honks was a honkin. Luckily for me I just happened to be walking past the pond & was able to crack off a few quick shots of all the shenanigans.


I finally revved up my motivation engine enough this morning to begin a job I have been putting off for the past couple years.  Like most people I knew we had been dragging stuff home for what seems like forever.   About two years ago we finally got a handle on our garage sale prowling & stopped checking out discount scratch & dent liquidation type stores.  We have actually done well in curtailing our 'bargoooon' shopping habits but it has left us with a lot of 'stuff' filling just about every nook & cranny we have.

DSC_0010Five years ago I even built a second wooden shed & 3 years ago when we had our carport built we made sure to have an additional 6x17 feet of storage space added.  We even have the rafters of the carport filled now.  It's a good thing we didn't have a 40x40 six story barn built or we would probably have that filled too.  So, today began  a job that has been put off far too long.  I already have one load ready for the dump with about 342.6 loads to go!!

DSC_7195GROANER'S CORNER:((  Of all the things I've ever lost in my life, it is my mind that I miss the most.

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  1. Great pictures of the fighting geese! Since all Canada geese look alike to me, I can't quite tell who won - the residential pair or the interlopers.

  2. Ok now, since you are a confessed bargain shopper I hear that they have a Brooklyn Bridge for sale down there in New York. Are you interested?

  3. Well, we sure haven't been able to stop the garage sale "bargoon" shopping - at least not Paulette! Maybe, when we get home! Great pics of the fighting geese!

  4. What a great series of photos, Al. You are always ready with the camera, and we do appreciate that!

    Getting rid of "stuff" is the first step toward serious fulltime RVing. Are you telling us something?