Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Goosed and Posts of the Week

With all of the attention that the ducks got in the last post, I felt that I should have focused on the geese a bit. After all, they inhabit the same pond as their Millie and the gang. The photo of this beauty was actually taken sometime last year but I thought I'd share it anyway.


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's POTW goes to..

Fog, Framed
by Lady Fi
at On a Quirky Quest with Lady Fi

More wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

Do Over!
by Tattytiara
at Tattytiara

Cat vs. Chipmunk vs. Mom
by Nota
at Not A Supermom

Shopping With the Vengeful Teacher, Betty
by Betty
at Bossy Betty

Reflecting on the Sacred-Ordinary
by LauraX
at Shine the Divine

Figuring It Out
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words

More Snow
by Steve
at Take a Look Around

Seeing a Difference
by Deb
at Talk at the Table

Running of the Brides
by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment

Upside Down and Backwards
by Robin
Madder in Mada

Talking to Wildlife
by Barb
at Live and Learn
Recommended by: Lady Fi

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Anyes said...

Thank you, Hilary for your weekly treasures

Fragrant Liar said...

What an absolutely superb photo of the goose. They are just incredibly gorgeous, even sitting on the water doing nothing.

Great POTWs, and I'll go check them out. Thanks, as always!

Anonymous said...

Its eyes and the droplets on its white skin are interesting and also the ripples in the water...
but its head is bit cropped ??
Nice shot
Good choice of blogs

Brian Miller said...

majestic goose....congrats everyone...will pop back in here in a bit to check you out...and thank you hilary!

Steve Gravano said...

Love that goose portrait. So close-up and personal. Thanks for the POTW again and congrats to all the winners.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

stunning pic of the goose, eh?

Mental P Mama said...

Cannot wait to go visit them! Congrats to everyone;)

She Who Carries Camera said...

I'm not so such that goose was trusting you!

Amazing photo!

DJan said...

No matter when you took it, that is the most beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing it.

Anvilcloud said...

That's a very sharp photo. Nice.

Liz Mays said...

I love when I've visited some of your picks. And as much as goose are obnoxious, I admit that they're lovely creatures.

Unknown said...

The goose is magnificent Hilary, and so are your choices, as usual. I've already gone and visited but want to thank you for taking the time and energy to gather these.

Pauline said...

There were some great laughs here, as well as some wonderful photos. Thanks for doing this, Hilary. I have posted Hippo's message (and photo) on my bulletin board ;)

Bob Bushell said...

That is a beautiful Canada Goose, very very well taken.

Anonymous said...

What great detail on that goose, Hilary.

Bossy Betty said...

That goose is gorgeous!

Thank you so much for POTW! I promise to be good and not mess up your workspace now.....

Robin said...

Loving all of your pics, and am altogether humbled by you choosing one of my posts once again...

Suldog said...

As always, a whole bunch of good reading for me to catch up on today! Thanks, Hilary!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am glad you posted this picture.It is a stunning portrait of the Canada Goose.

Unknown said...

oh, Hilary, thank you .
I've been on another planet this week I swear.
That gorgeous photo of the ordinary but exquisite goose is a good reminder to be grateful for the taken for granted you know?

Pat - Arkansas said...

The goose photo is stunning! They are such beautiful creatures.

Thanks, as usual, for the links to the POTWs. Good stuff!

Out on the prairie said...

Good choices this week, I liked the brides and the last one best.

Mage said...

Beautiful goose, and stunning picks. Thanks.

Dianne said...

I stopped yesterday to watch some geese at an office park complex and I thought of you :)
what a fabulous conincidence

thanks for the mention
you're so good to me

San said...

Hilary, I appreciate the energy and time you put into directing us to great posts. And your Post of the Week images are delightful.

But that goose photo should be Photo of the Week.

ethelmaepotter! said...

That's about 500 times closer than I've ever captured a goose - magnificent!

I've already visited several of your choices this week; great list!

Anonymous said...

Ducks and geese, squirrels and raccoons -- these make me think of you! :)
Always a joy to see what you find on your weekly ventures ♥

ethelmaepotter! said...

I'd like to nominate Red Pine Mountain again - her post on an amorous turkey this week is hilarious!

Maggie May said...

I love the droplets of water on the feathers. Very effective.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Karen said...

That's another winner! Do you name them? :)

Congrats to the winners.

Geraldine said...

Ah, isn't that a cutie! Great photo.

Happy Week Hilary!

Hugs, G

NotaSupermom said...

Thank you so much! Since I'm a new blogger with a small blog, I'm very touched and flattered.
Your readers are so nice and left such kind comments.
You made my week!

Unspoken said...

I so miss the days I had time to read all of these!

Kelly H-Y said...

Yay ... can't wait to visit these! That shot is incredible ... right down to the water droplets.

Wendy said...

What a nice clear photo of that goose! Will check out your posts of the week.

Pat Hatt said...

Oh that duck looks great, even if this cat might do in it's fate.
Yeah cats eat ducks, I know that sucks.
I may stick to mice, as I can eat them twice.
Oh it was a goose? Boy do I feel like a moose.
A cat that's a moose, now that's quite loose.
Wow you have lots of links, giving lots of different winks.
I'll have to take a look and maybe write a book.
Yeah that take to long and I'd do it so wrong.
As I'd rhyme all the way through and for some that just wouldn't do.
So now I go and hope for no more friggin snow!

Along These Lines ... said...

You must have a 10 gazillion mm zoom to get that close.

Oh, I've been wishing everyone Happy Presidents Pets Day - the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, we love our presidents..... pets. See my blog if you’re in the mood for a good ol' irreverent howl.

yaya said...

Beautiful pic but geese scare the heebie jeebies out of me! I remember them chasing and biting us when we visited them at our local park! They weren't as beautiful as that one however.

SandyCarlson said...

These are great! I sure do love your photo. I saw two of these guys on an interstate median today. My heart was in my throat, but it was good to see our old friends back.

Rosaria Williams said...

Ah, you've been very busy, and very good at it, too!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful goose photo!

And thank you so much for the BPOTW award... such a lovely surprise after a hectic day's work.

steviewren said...

Oh my gosh, your goose photo is so good. I wouldn't have blinked if you'd told me it was taken by a seasoned professional!

Dawn said...

That is a wonderful close-up.....and thank you for all the good posts to read!
Wonderful as always Hilary.

Hilary said...

Welcome to Anyes and to Pat (who appears to speak only in rhyme) who both commented for the first time. I'm glad you joined in.

Thank you all very much for your kind and supportive comments - both to me and to the POTW bloggers. You're the nicest visitors on the planet!

Glo said...

Now THAT is a photo of a goose! I love the bill ~ leathery like texture and so smooth. Beady eye, beads on feathers, just so. Canada Geese cause so much frustration with their habits, yet they are such beauties. I've been checking through the links and enjoying the process. Thanks :)

CiCi said...

Goosed? You have such a way with words. I like your sense of humor. Do you see the big smile on this goose? I think the goose likes the attention.
Your recommendations are always a joy to read. Thanks for sharing these posts with us.

Anonymous said...

I'm behind on my blog hops as usual, but I have read the one by Lady Fi, and know it is well-deserving of the POTW. Gorgeous! Thanks for the list and what a gorgeous shot of the goose!

Cheryl Kohan said...

Wow...It's as though you could touch the water droplets on that goose and you'd actually get wet!

I'm off to read POTW's. Today is a catching up day for me, I hope.

Tammie Lee said...

that goose photo is wonderful, so intimate.

Rosaria Williams said...

Magic all around!