There is a dry-cleaners that we go to with rather a large man-made pond next to it. When we parked on our last trip I looked up the path and saw the large flock of Canada Geese next to the busy road. Normally you find them over the burn on the pond side.
They have been coming here for years.
In the Springtime they bring their babies to learn how to swim and it is a delightful sight to see so many individual families with their broods. No one ever bothers them. I'm not sure if it is the same flock that arrives right on schedule after the winter months but we have become quite attached to them, and it is one of the reasons why we find coming to this particular dry-cleaner so appealing.
I walked up the path to say hello and to take a few photographs. They don't generally mind me being there, though I am always careful not to get too close.
I counted them and there were at least 45, all in no hurry to go anywhere until the colder months tell them to take off for warmer climes. One of my favorite sights and sounds is to see them flying overhead in formation and to hear them honking as they go. You can almost imagine the one on point saying, "Come on Mildred, come on Bill, pick it up in the rear" and if I have time and I usually make time, I watch them until they disappear out of sight.
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