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Little Purple Puff-Balls March 22, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Magick & Mystery, Nature.

A pair of Canada Geese arrived on our lagoon this week, and set about building a nest.


While large congregations of Canada Geese can be somewhat . . . um . . .  messy (especially on golf courses), a single pair, floating around on the still surface of the lagoon, is rather majestic ~ a pleasant sight to see as we watch and wait for their Little Purple Puff-Balls to arrive on the scene.

When we lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, we drove through miles of marsh to and from work each day.  Along the way, we saw herons, egrets, osprey, and the occasional fox.  All lovely sights, to be sure, but our favorite sight appeared each Spring when a few pair of Canada Geese hatched their babies.

If you’ve never seen a baby gosling of the Canadian variety, they are adorable ~ all fluff and nonsense, in a light violet shade, parading single-file behind their proud parents.

They look a bit like softball-size cotton balls that have been dyed for Easter ~ fluffy orbs of the purple persuasion.

Stay tuned!

I’ll let you know when they make their first appearance, by posting a photo.

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