We don’t talk anymore .… #Wordless Wednesday #The feathered version of Johnny and Amber

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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65 Responses to We don’t talk anymore .… #Wordless Wednesday #The feathered version of Johnny and Amber

  1. Pam Lazos says:

    I thought they would be more likely pelting each other with sticks, Linda. 😳

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  2. peggy says:

    Ah togetherness.

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  3. They look like a happy couple!

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  4. forget about a pit bull to protect your property,get a Goose!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Good idea Wayne! They go ballistic in a second. I’ll see them walking, grazing or paddling along, then one starts hissing and carrying on – soon it is a free for all and out comes the camera to capture it!

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  5. trumstravels says:

    Cute photos! I really like the goslings.

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    • trumstravels says:

      I meant to say more than the parents! I hit the wrong button 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Oh I’ve done that too – yes, the parents are mean spirited sometimes. In each of these photos, the pair was paddling, grazing or walking together, then one took a notion to hiss at the other one. They block the trail at the Park when they’ve got their goslings and you have to go around them or risk seeing the pink hissing tongue and wing flapping. I defer to them. 🙂

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      • trumstravels says:

        Lol I laughed at that , “I defer to them”! They definitely can be mean. I live between two cities and the city to the east hired a guy to basically remove wildlife like the geese.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        A fellow blogger, who is a wildlife photographer in Tofino, B.C. sent me a link when I posted about the goose on a nest. Vancouver parks are swapping real goose eggs for fake ones – as if the goose is not going to notice?! And how do they get her off the nest to do this?

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      • trumstravels says:

        Why are they doing that? To cull the population? That is very sad.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, they want to cut down on the Canada Geese which are messy and attack visitors to the park when they have their goslings. So I’ll send you the link in a separate comment in case it goes to your SPAM filter. Vancouver wanted suggestions. Wayne sent the link so I responded and said here at the park where I walk daily we get lots of geese and the Department of Natural Resources have been spraying a grape seed extract on the grass. The geese are not harmed by eating it, but it tastes bad. They spray once the geese lose their flight feathers and have to leave the park by water and the goslings are big enough to leave, usually mid-June. I don’t know if they still do it, but I Googled and got the name of the substance (people who live near water spray it on their lawns too) and sent it to them. They said there is too much rain in Vancouver, it would wash off the substance and would be too costly. I don’t like that idea either.

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      • trumstravels says:

        Wow I’ve not heard of the grape seed extract. It sounds nicer than other ways of dealing with them. I still feel bad, I know they are annoying to a lot of people but still….

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        This grape seed extract won’t hurt them and is the same ingredient used in making grape Kool-Aid, grape Popsicles or bubble gum. People buy big containers of it to spray on their lawn when they have lakefront property. I’ve been to Grosse Ile to walk through the woods or walk the shoreline and this time of year, not only do the geese parade around people’s lawns, but their goslings do too. So they spray their property. I was at the Park one day and they were spraying so I asked what it was – I am curious/nosy. 🙂 I saw three families of geese/goslings at the Park today, all different ages. First time I’ve seen goslings this year and I always look for nests and saw none. Lots of goslings running around.

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      • trumstravels says:

        Thanks for sending me this article. I had not heard of the egg switch before until you told me. It sounds a lot more humane than other ways of getting the population down. They sure can be mean during mating season. But that applies to a lot of wildlife, maybe not humans lol

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        You’re welcome. I thought it was interesting, but what happens when the goose finds out? My friend lives in a huge apartment complex. There are multiple buildings and in the center is a man-made pond where ducks, geese and the occasional heron show up. There was a pair of resident Canada Geese and every year they had a nest near the pool and had goslings. The male was pretty mean while she was on the nest and anyone who walked by, he’d hiss and flap his wings – simple, you walk another way, which my friend, who is a walker, did. But someone complained and someone took the nest with eggs away. I don’t know how they did that. My friend came home from walking and the two geese were up on a roof of a utility building hissing and honking. They did that for days – she felt sorry for them, as would I. They knew they had eggs there. I wonder how they took everything as the male is always on “guard duty”.

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      • trumstravels says:

        They must have somehow distracted them, maybe with loud noises of dogs. I get why people want to pare down the population but it still makes me sad

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That makes sense – I wondered how they distracted the parents too. I don’t like how it was done and they should just tranquilize, then relocate the geese in a large natural habitat where they won’t try to return to the city parks.

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      • trumstravels says:

        That’s a great idea but probably would cost a lot

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, it would and our rain events are getting as bad as Vancouver’s. I know Wayne has mentioned days, even weeks going by without going on a shoot, all due to rain. They have more rainy days than non-rainy days in Tofino.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Me too – I have a post about goslings coming up – such cutie pies!

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  6. Mackenzie says:

    Lol this gave me a chuckle!

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  7. Sweet bonding! May the 4th be with you! 😀

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  8. Eilene Lyon says:

    Very cute 🥰 Looks like they managed to “smooth their feathers” in the end!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad to give you a smile Eilene. I always marvel at geese who plod or paddle along with their mate, then suddenly something sets them off and the goose histrionics begin. A few minutes later, all is well again.

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  9. Rebecca says:

    Love your humor! When my daughter was little, we went to a lake for a picnic. Before we knew what was happening, a goose was chasing after her. We learned quickly to keep away from the geese.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Rebecca … in one afternoon, several pair of geese suddenly got an attitude with their mate, then a few minutes later all was well. I can identify with your daughter as I was with my parents at High Park in Toronto as a youngster, just feeding the ducks and a swan came after me. That was that and we headed back to the car and ended that outing.

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  10. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………..I like to watch the geese when they’re together…………I wonder what they are saying to each other……………………they;re probably just like me I come home and start telling a story about traffic or the grocery store line of people and I find myself yelling the end of the story just to get the frustration out ………………………………………..maybe that’s why we have a mate?????……………….

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I agree Ann Marie and they seem so calm one minute, then the next, the tongue hissing and wing flapping is in full force. I always back off and watch from afar. I guess they are just like humans – they are blowing off steam!

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  11. Great caption as always Linda! Is that a tongue in the 2nd & 3rd picture? I have never seen a tongue on them and I have seen a lot of geese.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Diane – I did the post and hoped that trial would still be going on. 🙂 Yes, it is a tongue Diane on the 2nd and 3rd picture and where the one is hissing at its mate in the water. They have hot pink tongues and when they hiss, they open their beaks wide and out comes the tongue. Funny story: one time I was at the Park and two adult geese got into a hissing match and I was taking pictures as there was wing flapping going on. A few goslings were grazing and looked up and a few minutes later when the one goose retreated (maybe their parent??), the gosling hissed at “the bad guy” that started the fight. Those goslings learn to be feisty early!

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  12. Joni says:

    I doubt if the real life couple will be able to resolve things so amicably!

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  13. Linda Schaub says:

    Thanks Ally – glad to give you a smile.

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  14. All creatures have to work hard at settling their differences!

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  15. LOL – you captured their not-so-nice side well!

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  16. Prior... says:

    love the way the “we don’t talk anymore” started this post – hahah – very fitting

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      The only difference is that the feathered pair returned to marital bliss (Canada Geese mate for life), while the humans are still shooting daggers at one another. 🙂

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      • Prior... says:

        hahah – big difference

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        The trial has been live-streamed on Twitter, so occasionally I turn it on to hear the testimony. Just unbelievable as to the two of them disparaging each other but, between the two of them, apparently there are more pro-JD fans, than pro-AH fans, mostly because she has supposedly perjured herself multiple times. My all-news station was giving a daily recap on the world news round-up, but with all the horrific hard news stories of late, this trial news gets bumped off the newscast. The trial has lasted six weeks and closing arguments are expected around Memorial Day.

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      • Prior... says:

        Thanks for sharing that – and not to sound cheesy but I prayed for both of them with this trial – because it must be painful to go through a divorce but then to be famous and have it live streamed has to be extra painful – and they are still humans even tho they were placed into the celeb category (which can be a very hard place to handle as a human – someone recently said – it might have been Joe rogan – but they said humans were not meant to be worshipped and so when it happens to celebs – some can get really messed up ” – not allude – but some can

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I have been reading synopses from various news outlets about this defamation trial. I have never seen either of them in a movie. But I read a story the other day that Johnny Depp’s willingness to show how easily he began drinking and using drugs after being clean for over a year, will hurt his career as he is deemed weak and vulnerable and he will never rally back from allowing people to see his real character.

        Like you said, people place celebrities on such a high pedestal and boom – they fall from grace, then they are not interested in them anymore. I was watching a recap of one of the trial days and JD arrived in the a.m. with his team of attorneys, exited the vehicle and fans were lined up to catch a glimpse of him. Likewise, evidently there have been a certain number of courtroom seats available to the public during the trial and people line up overnight to be the first ones in for these coveted seats. I’m surprised at that since it is being streamed daily.

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      • Prior... says:

        Sounds like the trial is “sensationalized” and that is why folks want to be in the court room?
        And I heard that washed up celebs can sometimes get stardom (or work) if they leave the states – ie I guess some musicians can’t sell out concerts in the states but if they tour globally they have the crowds –
        And aunt JD will find work elsewhere – or not?
        This could blow over – some stars bounce back – like Alec Baldwin always seems to?
        And it seems the culture forgives many things – and JD’s talent (not a huge fan but he is quirky and amazing at acting) and he might just find work once this settles and new stories make the news.
        Hmmmm

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I subscribed to “People” magazine for years and years until I no longer knew who any of the “stars” were as I didn’t watch those programs or movies or listen to the music. But I’d see time and again that stars would have a tantrum of some sort or rebuff a fan and it made the headlines instantly – it was soon forgotten when the next Hollywood “hot potato” happened. But, so often stars that fall from grace, are forgiven and rally back. Now in the case of Alec Baldwin, I’ve read a lot about this death on the movie set and I fail to see how it is his fault for Hutchins’ death – how does he bear responsibility for a “prop gun” that unfortunately had real bullets loaded in it, when the person whose fault it really was committed the same error on another set? I’m not sticking up for Baldwin, but it makes no sense to me. That may be the death knell for his career (although they need warm bodies for SNL with the mass exodus lately).

        Kind of the same thing with sports stars who either act up, or are traded, then end up in a foreign league as they are not going to allow themselves to be demoted to a minor league player.

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      • Prior... says:

        I agree with Kia out the sports folks too – good point – 😉

        And when I mentioned Alec Baldwin I was more thinking about when his ex (Kim) shared the voice recording of his vulgar words and anger. But he always seemed like Hollywood’s golden boy (and laughing at the warm bodies needed for SNL –
        And I didn’t know about the exodus but must say the sophomoric jokes and 4th grade humor has been a disappointment for decades! But Alex Baldwin and te schweaty balls skit is truly SNL at its best – but they need better writers and I guess now more wa
        Bodies?

        And the shooting on the set with Baldwin? I almost forgot about it. However, when I initially read about the story it sounds like sabotage or like someone was trying to make a statement for low pay and for Alec and his team not properly taking care of the crew! I remember reading that he took away perks and then something about crap hotels – and was late to pay ? Or missed payments for the crew.
        From
        What I read it sounded like Alec Baldwin allowed a culture of cheapness and rather than empowering his workers and being great to work with – it sounds like the opposite was te case- spinded like he insulted workers in various positions and was so darn cheap it led to a culture of complaining and dread.

        At one point – I wondered if he had an affair with the lady who was shot and somehow set it up to accidentally happen – but then I realized maybe that was more like a movie script (but you never know)
        So I am not sure why the courts found – but my goodness – take care of your workers people – don’t be so darn cheap and see how the entire atmosphere changes for the better and maybe even becomes more safety minded and a culture of carefulness and attention to detail because people can get involved and engage more because they are well acted for as workers!
        So for that I say shame on Alec Baldwin – for being so darn cheap to where workers had to walk off the set and protest – then go without pay and be out of work because Alec put his money in eating out at NYC’s finest places and needed other things first – shame on him

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yvette – now that’s interesting what you have read about the cheap aspect being a potential reason for sabotage on the set. See, I was favoring Alec Baldwin as I thought he was wrongly accused and NEVER heard that backstory. You know how it is with social media – you could read several different news media accounts of a story and often none of the facts are the same. I forgot, but now I do remember the stories with Kim Basinger and they had been, at one time, a popular couple, high-profile, etc. until that happened.

        I actually rarely watch SNL and only go to YouTube to watch the cold open or some particular skit if it is mentioned on the radio. I listen to the Mitch Albom show and they often will discuss a particular skit, so I go and watch it and I agree with you on some of the stuff – pretty lame actually. I thought Kate McKinnon was good as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Trump. When I worked at the ad agency, SNL was fairly new and people used to run around doing the “Mr. Bill Oh-no” line all the time. Gilda Radner was a draw here as she was from Detroit.

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      • Prior... says:

        Gilda Radner was super awesoe! And like you – I never watch the show unless a skit goes viral – or sometimes will see the musician they featured.

        And yes – the story about the horrible working conditions on the Alec Baldwin movie set made me disgusted.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes Gilda Radner played so many fun characters. She reminded me of Ruth Buzzi with her Ernestine and Gladys Hornsby skits back in the Laugh-In era. I’m going to have to be more mindful of stories about Alec Baldwin and the working conditions. P.S. -I forgot to mention that I did remember the Alec Baldwin sweady balls skit.

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      • Prior... says:

        I have not heard much about the Alex Baldwin case lately but guess what? I did get to see a court tv episode (was waiting for something) and it was so ugly!
        Those court cases remind that sweet love can turn so sour

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