Thursday, March 22, 2012

Photo overload...

These geese were having a ball today.

I couldn't just show one photo...

I know these geese are not rare...

yet I have never been around geese very often and had fun watching these.

Roger had a meeting to go to...so I took my camera and left. Well, we have our rod & reels in the Rav at least 75% of the time. I had been wanting to throw a line in the water so I headed out to a strip pit out at Universal that is open to the public. The first cast I caught a real nice bluegill. I cast around for a bit and caught a large-mouthed bass...but it was probably no longer than the blue, if as long.

By then this pair of geese had swam over so I went and got my camera and took a few shots. I suppose it is that time of year...they spent most of the time cleaning themselves. The big one, I suppose the male, would dip his head clear under the water and raise it up and the water would flow back over his back. And one time he dove under and came up about 10 feet away.

I left them, went to another spot on that strip pit to cast around a few more times....the first cast again hooked a bluegill, but not another single hit.

So I left there and went to Green Valley, which is about 15 miles from here...it has a main lake and then a another one that just opened a few years ago. Both are strip pits. I cast quite a bit in the main one and did not get a single bite, so went to the newer lake and caught four crappie! I did not want to come home....

But I did. And due to seeing Judy's post about finishing the binding on her quilt, I finally started sewing the block together that I made from the Civil War Reproduction fabrics. It is now half sewn together...but the rest is going to have to wait because we plan to have Lorelei for the next couple of days if nothing happens.

10 comments:

Sandra said...

the geese are so pretty, i like the one with feathers spread, and they are fun to watch, were they making noise? universal as in disney? it occurred to me i don't know where you live.

Judy said...

I love the last shot. I can't wait to see your quilt from those fabrics. A friend and I both want to make a quilt with those fabrics.

Mary said...

Great shots! I don't care whether birds are common or rare...I just like watching them!

Montanagirl said...

Love those Geese shots. How fun for you to get to go fishing!

don said...

Good shots of these geese. I didn't know a goose could go under completely and come up many feet away. Your descriptions of trips to the strip pits are always interesting.

George said...

I'm glad a real fisherwoman doesn't have to catch a lot of fish in order to have an enjoyable experience. I did enjoy your pictures of the geese.

I hope you have a wonderful time with Lorelei.

Ellie said...

You find many varied animals at the strip pits. These are lovely pictures of the geese.
I didn't know you liked to fish!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your life sounds so full of activities, Rose. I'm glad you found time to go fishing and that Judy inspired you to work on your quilt. Hope you are having fun with Lorelei!

Carletta said...

The last shot is super!
Have fun with Lorelei. Look forward to the pictures. :)

Marie said...

I know what you mean about not wanting to come home sometimes...watching wildlife can be so peaceful. Fishing too. But, like you I have a quilt top to finish!!! I know I need to get at it.

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