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.
Walking on Water, Michigan Style
1 week ago