Archive for Spring in New England

I couldn’t think of a better title to tell about a mother goose and her 6 kids that a female Canadian goose helped to raise.  For the past month or so I’ve checked on the baby swans every day or so and quickly figured out they were missing a father.  On a few occasions another swan would step in to fill the role but since they were born, a female goose has been standing guard watching over her adopted family.

The female goose is welcome by the mother swan since she was in really tough shape watching her young during the first few days.  But….the mother has her limits and the goose being within a foot of her kids crosses the lines and gets a strong hiss and some bites.  Sort of odd since I can get within 2-3′ of her kids with an occasional hiss but never an attack.

Some random notes for me:  she started with 6 chicks, was down to 4 a month ago and lost another one this Saturday…..the turtles are hungry?  What might be the male swan that helped out seems to have his own wife, he came over today but went back to his wife.

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Not sure if this is a young snapping turtle but at my daughter’s daycare they come up from the pond to lay eggs and scare away the kids.  This one was only maybe 3×6″ compared to some giants that look like garbage can lids.

turtle

No clue what type of flower this is but it was only in bloom for a few days and most of those days it was not in a pretty full bloom.  I helped it out by folding back two of the petals, if not the plant would not of produced any flowers worthy of an image this year.

one week flower

One of the most enjoyable times of the year for me and my youngest daughter is when our organic strawberries are in season.  Today I picked 2 ripe ones and will let my daughter hunt for more when she gets home.  Biting into a nice juicy and seedy strawberry is so much better than those crappy ones that are grown in chemicals.  Cut open an organic one and it’s red inside, cut open one from the supermarket and it has white stuff…chemical cum?

organic strawberries

organic strawberries red inside

Shaking the dust off of my crappy macro lens.  1 in maybe 100 are a keeper without spending some loving time with the piece of slow glass….. once the dragonflies come to life I will hopefully be back in tune with the off brand 105 macro.

macro

The sun made a nice exit this evening.

sunset 1

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sunset 3

Spring is alive with white flowers.

white flowers 1

black and white white flowers