Thursday, May 21, 2009

Of Nicer Things

I was kind of looking forward to a little trip out we made a few days ago. Near where we live among these rolling hills, there is a country greenhouse/farm. Last year when we discovered this place we met the owner, a really nice lady. She was kind enough to give us a few pots for our balcony garden.

This year we went shopping for more plants. However the main reason we couldn’t wait to visit was in the pictures you will see. Her husband is in the import business and boy did we get surprised. Hope you enjoy the pictures. ~ click on thumbnails. ~




These are a pair of Australian Cape Barron geese. They can be quite intimidating so caution is advised when visiting, we called them the guard dogs..



This Black necked swan speaks for itself & does have a mate. Like the aussie geese they are always in pairs.



These beauties caught our eye last year and the only ones we saw at that time. These magnificent specimens are kept in a heated barn over the winter. Her husband brought them in from Cuba.



The most beautiful of all geese, Red-breasted Geese, breed in Arctic Siberia and winter in southeastern Europe, so are perfectly at home in a Canadian winter. ~

C'ya

14 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Wow - what a delicious array of feathered friends! Beautiful shots Eric.

Leon said...

Beautiful. . .and guaranteed to lift the spirits! :~D

Eric Valentine said...

They certainly are a treat to see close up, thanks Janice.. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Exactly Leon and that's what we need more of on a nice summers day. :-D

Roy said...

Great outing, if I may say so myself. What fascinating birds there. Love the pictures.

Take care my friend. I'll be back.

cyclopseven said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Eric Valentine said...

Glad you like the birds Roy, they are magnificent I know.. Good to see you here again my friend. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Cyclopseven, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the pics so much.. Nice of you to visit. :)

venus66 said...

Wonderful shots.

Margaret LaVonne Hall said...

What a delightful and pleasant visit..I enjoyed your photos of the birds. I, too, love to write, Eric, so stop by for a cup of coffee sometime at my site with Blogger and I am also on wordpress.
Best to you and yours...
Margaret

(wordpress address http://margarethall.wordpress.com

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you for the visit Venus66, glad you enjoyed. :)

newnorth said...

nice pics :)

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Margaret for visiting my blog, I am pleased that you enjoyed being here.

I certainly will visit your place and have a read later on.

All the best to you my friend. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks NN long time no see. Hope all is well with you. :)