Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Watery Wednesday - Nanny McGoose ...





These were taken last Saturday at Virginia Lake, Reno, NV.

(Click on photos to enlarge.)

The Mum and Dad of this large brood, obviously need a little help in the shape of Nanny McGoose. She's the rotund lady bringing up the back of the parade.

I had to giggle watching her swim . She had quite a waddle on her. :-)


" Mum, Dad can we pleeeeeease go for a swim !! Look, one of you can even hold my wing if you're worried I might swim off. "

Mum and Dad stood on the bank, preening themselves and watching the other geese swim by, totally ignoring their tween offspring, who was jumping up and down, impatiently waiting to hit the water...

I have a love affair with water ... without it, I couldn't spend hours, entertained by the antics of those that live on it :-)

29 comments:

Pacey said...

They look so beautiful, lining out there. Great shot and so lovely.

Anissa said...

Great shot! My little boy is having a fit over your pictures. TFS

J Bar said...

Both good but the first shot is fantastic!
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Ms.Daisy said...

Love Nanny McGoose! I, too, am a beginning photographer getting used to my camera. So many settings so little time! LOL!


~Ms.Daisy

Titania said...

Gorgeous pictures of the Goose family and a great interpretation of their banter.

Martha Z said...

How cute! No geese at my Virgina Lake 100 miles south.

Dhemz said...

wow! how amazing to see these ducks lining up...hehehe...thanks for sharing these candid photos...:)

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh - they are adorable!

Jack and Joann said...

Thanks for stopping by for My World Tuesday and leaving a nice comment. I like babies and the ones posted here today are so cute. God never made anything cuter thana baby!
Stop by today and you will see another garden in Philly.

Pam said...

Nice shots, looks like the babys are getting pretty big and will soon be on there own ~

Tulip said...

love seeing them bonding the whole family together and the nanny. ",)

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Waw, so beautiful, I just love that last one on the first picture!

Gunilla said...

So nice. Parents babys and a nanny complete family.

Lovely shot.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Have a great day

Gunilla in Sweden

2sweetnsaxy said...

How adorable! I love seeing the little goose families. There's no mistaking mom and dad. Wouldn't it be great if humans all behaved as responsibly as the geese.

aguthrieimages said...

I take it the "nanny" is fitting in just fine!

Audun said...

What a cute litle family. Looks like the nanny is in full control

Tammie Lee said...

So cute, your tale made it come to life!

Annie said...

Thanks for visiting MY World...Maymont Park in Richmond...

I do like your water photos...and the ducks. Good blog too!

Ebie said...

That's a cute line up for a grand parade of beauties. Mum and Dad are just so protective of their cuties.

Aileni said...

Nice pictures - what would we do without the birds.
Good luck using film - you will learn more about photography that way.

Maggie May said...

I just love this post. Always like to follow baby duckings on their swim and it does appear in your first photo that a nannie/ au pair is involved!
Great shot!

Arija said...

Delightful post. Magpies too employ aunts to help raise their newer chicks.

Jan said...

Love the duckies. Great captures for WW.

NatureFootstep said...

oh, your geezelings are so big. Where I live they are only just hatched. Tiny ones still.

Bim said...

Gosh, that's a big gaggle - thanks to the help of Nanny McGoose perhaps :)

Danielle said...

What a cute and funny post! I loved it. I'm sure if they could talk that's just what they'd say ;) Great pics of them too.

sunnymama said...

Great pictures! I loved your little commentary too :)

Aerie-el said...

Geese families are so interesting. We have 3 sets of adults and their combined goslings who go everywhere together on the lake here. I like your shot of 'Nanny McGoose'--very cute!

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