Well, I’m usually a Winter weenie, but I’ve never been a Spring-almost-on-the-cusp-of-Summer-weenie.
I didn’t even poke my head outside the door today.
It got to 95 degrees, with a heat index of 100 degrees. It was already pretty steamy by 9:00 a.m. The rain, heat and humidity has made the front and backyard look unloved and raggedy, and, even I had to admit the inside of the house was looking cringe worthy as well.
So, I strapped on the pedometer and got 2 ¼ miles of steps just doing housework and miscellaneous tasks.
I didn’t even break a sweat – yay me!
But, when I finally sat down with a big sigh and waited for the computer to boot up, I looked around – yup, the house might pass the “white glove test” now, but I feel like I need another day off for myself!
I know I am a malcontent sometimes, especially when all Winter I dreamed about nice weather and getting out to walk while chasing my goal, taking photos, writing about my walks … then, in the next breath, I complain about the heat and stay inside. Go figure. Unfortunately, tomorrow will be like today – sultry and steamy, then rain on Tuesday.
So, I’ll whine a little on Monday and Tuesday as well.
If it was not Father’s Day, I likely would have skipped today’s post, but, it is the day that people honor their fathers, or celebrate being a father, so I have a few photos to share on this special Hallmark holiday.
As you know, I have been tracking the geese and their goslings for weeks now. There are three families of geese and the oldest ones look just like their parents now. You’ve seen the photos that run the gamut from fuzzy little yellow and gray chicks, to gangly-looking young geese and now that they have finally grown into their bodies, they have the striking black head and familiar plumage and they are getting just as feisty as their folks.
You can’t identify characteristics on geese like humans. I mean you don’t say “hey, Sonny’s got his Dad’s blond curly hair” or “looks like Junior’s got his father’s big ears” … no, in the geese world it does not work that way.
It’s more what I would call “attitude” … mixed in with a whole lotta love. Follow along with these photos from the Geese Family Album. See the goslings mimic their father by hissing at people on the perimeter path … they see how Dad has a hissy fit when anyone comes too close to his babies. Or trying to perfect their strut, er … goose stepping.
And finally, make sure to take a gander at the gander on the hill watching his mate and offspring.
That’s pure love. Just the way it is supposed to be with a father and his brood.
Happy Father’s Day.