January 2, 2017

New Year's Day with Wilhelmina.

Wilhelmina, " Hi ya! Here I am on  the jetty on New Year's Day! "

 Wilhelmina, " Usually when we walk the jetty, we arrive very early in the morning but on New Year's Day, we walked the jetty really late in the afternoon. Sniff. Sniff. I can smell interesting transactions have transpired as the day progressed!"

Wilhelmina, " You can't see what I am seeing but what I am seeing and hearing are Snow Geese calling out to one another as they fly overhead. Snow Geese migrate to Vancouver every winter. They travel all the way from Russia and will stay here until Spring arrives."

Wilhelmina , " It was the first time I have ever seen so many birds flying over me. There were hundreds of them!

Wilhelmina, "These photos of the Snow Geese were taken by LP last year just as the Snow Geese were preparing to land."

Wilhelmina, " Now you know what I mean by HUNDREDS of birds! I am not exaggerating! But this time they did not land!"

Wilhelmina, " We  kept walking and eventually we saw the sun set."

Wilhelmina, " Soon it became noticeably darker."

Wilhelmina, "That's when we heard the Snow Geese calling out to one another as they once again flew over us. There were hundreds of birds in the sky. It was dark and the humans had to be quick to catch the tail end of the last grouping. We were only able to catch three images on our phone before they disappeared altogether. Can you imagine the beauty of it all? It was as if we could feel the air change direction as it followed a pattern that had been etched into its' memory since the beginning of time as the Snow Geese skillfully looped away from us. It was for me, it was for us all, a wondrous way to begin the New Year!"

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo


  1. Wow, that is so cool! Maybe my human will visit the jetty next time she is out.

  2. What a beautiful outing, Wilhelmina! I miss the sun. We haven't seen in in almost a week!


  3. Wilhelmina, That was actually, in a word, grand!

  4. What a lots of birds in one place - we could hardly believe
    our eyes!

  5. OMD, I've never seen so many birds before!!

  6. That was the most amazing thing and you are looking darn cute!

  7. Such wonderful photos. You are so lucky to live near such a beautiful place.

  8. Wowza!! That looked like an Alfred Hitchcock movie!! BOL!! DakotasDen

  9. Wow, looks like you have grown into a beautiful long legged poodle lady!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Gorgeous pics, Wilhelmina. Almost as gorgeous as you! 🐩

  11. whitefish waves frum uz and copee & paste…. anda happee new yeer two ewe all ♥♥♥ ; sneekin round blog land two day iz gettin tuffer bye de minit… de food gurlz place oh employ iz ta blame… we wanted ta say hope de new yeer bringz everee one lotz oh happee nezz & health & perch samichez ~~ !!! ♥♥♥ ☺☺☺

  12. That sounds like the perfect and most beautiful way to spend the first day of the New Year!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. That's a lot of birds ! Your photos of the geese are amazing ! Purrs

  14. Beautiful sunset and that is a lot of birds. Were they noisy?

  15. What a fun New Year's Day you had, Wilhelmina. We would love to see all those birds.

  16. Love that blanket/coat with the x's and o's - how dear - and I have enjoyed Snow Geese in Pennsylvania about 14 years ago - totally delightful when thousands all take off from a lake at the same time - stunning pictures you have here.

    Blessings to you from Arizona!

    http://RescuesAndMore.blogspot.com (formerly Homeless Cat Care)

    Would love for you to visit and comment!

    1. We would love to visit but we can't seem to find your blog...


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