May 02, 2009

Honk if you love geese.

To be honest, there was a time when I didn't like Canada geese; not even a little bit.

When I was growing up on the prairies, I loved them. I loved the way they would fill entire wetlands and blacken out the skies on their fall migration; there were so many it was impossible to count them all.

When I moved to Ontario, I started not liking them as much. They were mean, aggressive birds that pooped in the parks and made it impossible to walk without getting the stuff all over your shoes. Heaven help you if you wanted to sit and enjoy a picnic.

Now, I think I might be open to liking them again, but I'm sure that last week's campers at the Liard Hotsprings Provincial Park do not like them one bit. It's kind of hard to sleep when the sun lights up the sky well before 06:00 and the geese start honking.

I guess it's all a matter of perspective; are these shots that I took last week at the Liard Hotprings pictures of beautiful and elegant Canada geese on their northward migration, or are they pictures of irritating and obnoxious and unwanted alarm clocks that should have their necks thoroughly wrung?

I didn't camp at the hotsprings this time, so I'm going to go with "beautiful and elegant".



Anonymous said...

"Beautiful and elegant" works for me. Besides, what's the use in getting annoyed at them because they do what comes natural - start the day at daybreak?

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Nothing is as beautiful as the sound of geese flying overhead on a warm, summer evening or morning!

(As long as they don't poop on your head, though:)

And, they are very loyal to each other, and wonderful parents to boot.

Meandering Michael said...

Heh heh, starting the day at daybreak doesn't come so naturally to people who have been up all night drinking in the hotsprings. Suckers.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

P.S. They're STILL "Weapons of Grass Destruction(TM)" :) Had to milk it since it's such a creative slogan(lol)

Meandering Michael said...

Hee hee. "Weapons of grass destruction(tm)"