Mother Nature may want to whip our weather into a frenzy, but, when the kids come home to lavish attention on dear old Dad, who is going to let a few raindrops spoil that visit?
It seems we are either planning around forecasts of Spring rain or storms, or enduring them, these days. This past week of hot weather, that felt like the dog days of Summer, arrived far too early for my liking, so I hope a cooldown of temps and less rain is imminent.
I was at Council Point Park about three weeks ago, where I delighted in the antics of multiple families of Canada Geese strolling around my favorite nature nook.
You might recall, I wrote about that one fractious gander with the ever-watchful eye as his offspring grazed nearby. As you can see, he had his head down, eyeing me warily, as a pair of goslings wandered around, nearly blending into the tall yellow weeds.
I like to watch those fuzzy young’uns toddling along after their parents, and, as a prudent person who regularly treads on the perimeter path, I was given ample hints to stay a few paces away, otherwise risk hissing, and wing-flapping from straying into what they deem “geese territory” … so, if you’re keeping score, the geese usually win if they fear I am a threat to their babies.
I took many pictures of the goslings and their parents that morning, with an eye toward using some photos on that one special day in which we honor our fathers.
It doesn’t matter whether your progeny are furry, feathered or human, the same very strong bond exists – a bond that hopefully will never be broken throughout the years.
I’ll leave you with this quote: “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” ~ Frank A. Clark
Happy Father’s Day.