Saturday, March 6, 2010

Snow Geese



We live about 30 minutes south of Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and every year, at the end of the winter, it's a resting point for snow geese in their annual migration.
It was a nice day today so we decided to check it out. I think there were around 80,000 geese there.






While we were walking along the trail toward the lake, the geese in the field decided to take off for the lake. I turned my camera on to video mode to take a short movie - so sorry for my OMG comments. I was totally blown away by the noise of thousands of geese flying right over my head (and a little worried about poop)!








Certainly not as exciting but I finished the spring mare and foal folk art painting I was working on in the post below. I think I will put it up for sale on the PFATT Marketplace later this week.



14 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love the snow geese! What a wonderful experience!

evilkitty36 said...

WOW!! I can see I am going to have to have some of your work. I have a ZOO that needs to be painted so I always have my eye open for talent.....may I pester you?? (haha) :)
XOXO

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Woah! What an amazing video! I don't blame you for the OMG's as that would be an overwhelming sight!! :-o
Your finished painting is great!

Nancy said...

How lucky you are to live here! What great photos too. I just love the one with the grouping of flying geese. Lovely.

Jan Garrabrandt said...

Great video - thanks for sharing...beautiful work

Linda said...

That's incredible--thanks so much for posting video!!

The picture turned out awesome!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The painting came out so beautifully! And look at all those geese - wow. I think I would have been a little worried about poop, too!!! LOL I don't think I've ever seen so many geese in one place before! :) Theresa

JeniQ said...

Wow to the Video's of the Geese.. awesome aren't they.

And Wow to your finished painting - I love it!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
~Jeni

Erica Lea said...

Wow, what an awe-inspiring sight!!! Also a bit deafening, lol! How cool, though. And a beautiful painting, too:-)

BunnyKissd said...

"Oh my god" would not have been what came out of my mouth... Of course I may have been crying too if I had been there... so incredibly awesome!

Zan Asha said...

Wow, totally beauty outside, and inside--as with your painting! What a charmed life you have :)

Kath said...

We rarely see skies that blue, here in England. The geese must have been a wonderful sight. I love your painting, the little cat is such a charming touch.

Jennifer Rose said...

that is such an awe inspiring sight to see all those geese in flight :D

mimilove forever said...

Beautiful work...stalking your shop..I love your horse creations! x:)