The Three Geese and the Concert at the Creek

canada geese at creek
First there was one goose.

On my unexpected walkabout yesterday I encountered three young male canada geese on an adventure. I followed them with my telephoto lens, photographing all the way, and soon a story bloomed. I let the content of the photos I managed to get suggest the story line. I don’t have the time to flesh it out, but here’s a draft. Scroll down and read the captions, and I hope you enjoy the photos.

canada geese at creek
Then, suddenly, there were three.
canada geese at creek
The three young geese were going together to a concert.
canada geese at creek
Checking closely to see if he was there yet.
canada geese at creek
Nope, still a little farther for the good seats, high above the water, for the best sound..
canada geese at creek
Here’s where nothing is in the way.
canada geese at creek
Are we there yet?
canada geese at creek
Look, he’s there!
canada geese at creek
They waited…
canada geese at creek
…and finally he began to sing.
canada geese at creek
There he was, the most famous gander in all the world they knew, singing his famous honkadoo.
canada geese at creek
The lead goose was so moved he simply jumped out into the air and floated down to land in the creek.
canada geese at creek
The two were raptly listening.
canada geese at creek
Then the middle goose could stand it no longer, and leaped into the air.
canada geese at creek
The youngest goose was left, and was suddenly too frightened to move, then…
canada geese at creek
He spread his wings and off he went.canada geese at creek
canada geese at creek
…angling downward…
canada geese at creek
…and came in for a perfect landing.
canada geese at creek
The three were together, and swimming toward the star.

Hope you enjoyed it!

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