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They are Canada geese, Naomi. We have so many of them around here that I sometimes wonder if there are any left in Canada!
Your photos, especially the ones of the ducks in the water, are wonderful!
Judy is right. They mate for life and if their mate dies, they do not mate again. They used to be a threatened species in the early sixties, but their population has exploded since then. My guess is they are still scarce in L.A. because their migratory routes tend toward the middle of the country.
Great photos. BTW, is this where Gracie Allen, George Burns' wife is buried?
I never thought of a cemetery as beautiful, but your photos showed me otherwise.
And the geese are cute, too!
this is so funny, Naomi, because today I wrote about what a nuisance the Canadian geese are in my area. They take over parks, gold courses and neighborhoods! I love birds but there is not enough room for all of us here!
Oh, how sweet that they mate for life. (I was reading the other comments) We get the Canadian geese briefly at the pond during their migration but none seem to want to live there.
I love how ducks and geese follow in lines behind each other. It seems clever for a bird to do that!
Lovely Naomi! I think those birds have all found their paradise! They are so pretty! The stained glass is so pretty too. I love any stained glass.
I'm okay here! Just been busy with Phil a lot lately!
Kenju was wondering if there are any Canada Geese left in Canada.... YES!!! Hundreds and hundreds, thousands, manay many thousands, hundreds of thousands, very messy, noisy, greedy nuisances.... but very elegant and rather lovely too.
Many of them do not migrate south for the winter, but stay in and around Lake Ontario, expecially near the power station where the water stays warmer.
Just before I left canada to come on holiday to Florida, I passed a farmers corn field near my home where there must have been a minimum of 4000 geese feeding on leftover corn.
Hi Naomi. Thanks for the interesting post. Take care and have a great weekend.
I am just tickled that you got out on an enjoyable excursion!!!!!
Beautiful Canadian geese photos, Naomi! You have been an expertise in photograph birds! I think that the birds loves you so much!
Your pictures of the ducks and geese are beautiful, Naomi.
You have such talent and skill at capturing beauty - be it in flowers, bees, hummingbirds, cactus, the parties at your home with your friends' happy faces. and even at cemetaries.
The stained glass window is really lovely and such a fitting place to bring light/color/beauty into a crypt. One's memorial should not just be sad, or ponderous, but also a place to coommune with those loved and left behind. Why not with something that makes your eyes happy as that window does ?
Cemetaries give me a sense of peace... The grounds/grass/markers being well-taken care of almost makes me feel as though those who are 'living there' are proud of it too...
Hope that you have a good Friday :)
Alright Naomi, how much time do you spend at the cemetary? I would think that you would want to avoid that place at your stage in life...lol.
Hollywood Forever indeed and then some. Nice pix, kid.
An interesting variety of ducks and geese. Looks like a lovely area there.
Somehow it seems very appropriate to see the cemetery in the glow of the late afternoon sun. It certainly is more attractive that most cemeteries and the birds are the piece de resistance. I imagine they found it for themselves so there is probably no limit to the variety of birds you could get there. How great to have it within reach.
I have just read both posts on this beautiful cemetary. The photos really show what a peaceful place it is. It must be an oasis of calm in a city like LA!
I love your photos of the birds. The ducks appear to be Mallards (the male has the green head whiel the female is all brown) and the geese are indeed wild Canada Geese. We have them here in the UK, in fact some fly over my house regularly and we had some with cygnets on the pond at work this year! I had to kind of smile as it seemed that you were following the geese around to get the photos and I could just imagine it, LoL!
Thanks for the virtual tour. I hope there is more!
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, Naomi, and I'm si glad you enjoyed my bird release pictures. You are a sweet and gentle lady !
Beautiful set of photos again Naomi but the picture of the stained window took my breathe away
The ducks and geese are just gorgeous. I really love those stained glass windows. You did a great job of capturing all of it for us. I truly feel like I was there.
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