I love to drive past the ponds or open fields and see what seems to be hundreds of them with their long proud necks. I have let John fed them on several occasions and they have been nice...not like some rude ducks or aggressive swans we have encountered. They seem more appreciative for the extra food. :)
I love hear the Geese fly - you can always hear them coming! Canada Geese make a distinctive deep honking call. There is something about this honking that warms my heart....I am not sure why but it just does. When I hear it I often stop and wonder where they are headed. We never had these types of Geese where I grew up so I have a new love for them and squirrels...but that is a different blog!
One of my favorite new television preachers is Joseph Prince. He is from Singapore...it is so awesome to see Asian people embrace Christianity! Anyway...in one of his sermons the other day he said that the "honking" that Canadian Geese make is actually words of encouragement to each other! Seriously....he said that when they "honk" they are actually telling the head Goose - "keep up the hard work", "thanks for the good job", or "way to go". Okay - that may be a little far-fetched but I love to believe it is true. So now every time I hear them "honking" I like to think of them encouraging each other!