"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Friday, April 30, 2010

All Good Things Come ...

... to those who wait. The goatmother waited ... and waited ... and waited ... and hid ... and crept ... and glided ... lurked ... skulked ... and even tried oozing. Have you ever seen a goatmother ooze? Not a pretty sight.

But it all finally paid off.

It wasn't easy, no indeed. It happened because they flew in just as she was coming out of the house. They didn't notice her. She crept as close as possible. They did notice her but didn't fly ... right away anyway. Just a little closer ... oops. Too close.

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." - Julie Andrews. Thank Goatness for the telephoto lens.

The End.


Claire said...

Wow! This is very exciting! I have never seen any special ducks on my pond, although sometimes I see buffleheads and scaups in migration on the flooded cornfields near my house. I do hope these will stick around and maybe share the sight of their offspring with you!

Tracy said...

What beautiful ducks. Way to go goatmother!

goatgirl said...

That is very exciting. I have never seen a wood duck in person. Now they need a nest....goatfather.

Millie said...

Brilliant plan by the goatmother to ooze along.