Bird and Belle's Adventures in Marriage

Duck, Duck, Goose!

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One thing I love about Bird is how many obscure things we have in common. Every now and then one of us says how much they love, let’s say, Japanese Maple trees and the other’s eyes will light-up as he or she exclaims, “I do too!” A long discussion over this shared love follows and then additional dorky research into the topic. By bedtime we are both day dreaming about “one day when we are rich/older/not in Kentucky/etc.” and we will fulfill this dream.

A while back while watching this video we discovered a shared love for geese. Random, I know. But would you expect anything else from us? We gushed over this new-found love and began researching geese as pets. Turns out we are not the only ones that dream of a pet goose. Gobs of research into keeping geese followed, as did an elaborate plan to have my big city comforts while living somewhere rural enough to keep geese. We all need our dreams, right?

It turns out that we also enjoy watching the geese on campus during our  morning walk, ride or drive to work. Our favorite time of the year is spring when the baby geese trail behind the grown geese, eating bugs and grass and looking extra adorable. Yesterday I decided to haul my camera to work so I could spend some time with the geese on my walk home. Much to my delight, they were waddling over to the pond for a swim when I approached. I am taken with what good caretakers these birds are. The babies toddled along while their parents cautiously watched their every move. When one baby plopped into the water a parent goose was right behind. It warmed my heart and I thought I would share a few images with you all. Enjoy!

A baby goose surveys the water and...

 

... plops in to take a swim.

Parent goose is right behind.

As are more babies and another parent!

 

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