Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Double Sun Rise


What appears to be a double sun rise is in reality the sun and it's reflection in the swamp behind our home.  That swamp is home to snapping turtles, mallard ducks, peepers galore and several "gangs" of geese.

*As frequently happens when I write a post, I wonder, what is the correct term for a bunch of geese, so, I googled the term, and over at Wikipedia I found this information:

The collective noun for group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump.

Nice, but, mmmm, what are they called when they are IN the water???  Visited several web sites, and never found the answer to the specific question "what are they called in the water".  Did find a reference to "flock" tho.  So, I am going with flock.  We have several flocks in our swamp, they sing and honk in the early morning, Mother Nature's children singing a strange kind of music.  Lucky for us, that swamp is far enough away that the honking is not real loud, until a fight breaks out - -

Not sure how I got from a double sunrise to a gaggle/flock/plump/wedge of geese, but, LOL, I did!  And, I learned something along the way.

Good morning all, may you have a wonderful day.


Jasia said...

Interesting as the photo is I think your discussion of terms for geese is even more so. Who knew there were so many words to describe a bunch of geese, lol? I learned something today. Not sure how often I'll use that new knowledge but I'm happy to have it!

Karen said...

What a beautiful scene - I'm thinking a great place to sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy God's wonderful creation.

A "skein" of geese? Somehow just doesn't seem to fit! lol

Hummer said...

That is so pretty and informational too. Is this a regular place to rest? Thanks

Susan Clark said...

What a treat - both picture and words! For one who rarely sees sunrises this is especially sweet.

Gini said...

What a wonderful way to greet the day . . . great photo, Carol. Learned alot about geese . . . interesting.

Jan Mains said...

Beautiful photo. We all know I'm not a detail person so I would probably count them and say, "there are 12 geese in the water". I'm thankful that their are detail people in this world.