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City Cycle Cuteness

All photos taken on a short bicycle ride around our little city on July 14, 2021.

The day was promising to be hot and after a short morning walk to do errands, we had no desire for a longer sweaty walk. After tidying up a few things, we headed out on our bikes to see if we could catch some cool breezes. No problem there, as at least the wind was blowing. I was tempted to just leave my camera at home, but grabbed it at the last minute and I am glad we did.

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This was too funny. You know how you see sheep and cattle traffic jams in Ireland and NZ. Well, what we had here was a Canada Goose cavalcade. We just stopped and watched the parade.

Next up was a lazy storm pond scene where the grebes appeared to be relaxed, while the coot watched.

A beautiful backyard display

Cuteness personified with these mallard ducklings.

A busy bee.

Cuteness cavalcade continues with these red necked grebes

Some duck activity in the LeBlanc Canal

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

22 thoughts on “City Cycle Cuteness

    1. Geese and ducks are very good parents, showing their kids the ropes, before they fly the nest. Not sure what they all thought about us, but they were undeterred. Glad you enjoyed them as much as we did. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. The adults know they can fly, but they are teaching their goslings how to safely cross the street. I am amazed at the care and patience they have with their young. Thanks for reading. Allan


  1. Such fantastic photos, Allan! 🙂 Few things are more beautiful than a goose family lined up for a morning swim, and few things are more inspiring than watching a flock of Canada geese heralding the change of seasons as they fly their ancient patterns of migration. Canada Geese are beautiful birds, and I was surprised by how big some of them actually are when I had a chance to see them for the first time in Vancouver. Thanks for sharing and Happy October 🙂 Aiva

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    1. I think human families need to take lessons from the geese. They are so patient as a family and yet fiercely protective against all opponents, even other geese. They do a good job raising the goslings to be independent and then next year, they do it all over again. Yes, they are huge and you do not want to see a gander coming toward you with neck outstretched and hissing a warning. Thanks for reading Aiva. Happy October. Allan

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