I have been away from here for a bit and am behind in my posts. I have days of cycling photos for the last week of February that I will post as little later today, but they are also on my blog,

Posted there as well is the ride I did yesterday that will show the meaning of this title here.

I’m sure that the Snow Geese did not get their name because from a distance they make it look like there is snow on the ground. ;’-).

It was a windy day but an enjoyable time on our bikes before the rain began just as we arrived at our respective homes. You know what they say about timing ?.


  1. By: BobinVT Posted: March 5, 2021

    That looks like it was a great ride. Love that shot of all the geese taking off, and that lemonade stand is pretty classic. Nothing beats getting home just as the rain starts!

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

      I had never seen the take off flight of so many of the geese at any other time. We were in the right place at the right time.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: March 5, 2021

    I was on my own bike ride today when I saw a message you were having a problem posting pictures on Cycle365. I’m glad to see you must have gotten it resolved. The snow geese picture is world-class.

    While The Feeshko and I were walking Diggity today, we saw a group of nine big white birds flying overhead. I proposed they were either Snow Geese or Trumpeter Swans. They did not have the black wingtips, so now I’m pretty sure they were the swans.

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 5, 2021

      Surely swans. Snow geese aren’t that large, really. A bit smaller than Canada geese.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

      Thanks Greg— I did figure out what was wrong and was able to post my photo after all. It was difficult for me to then figure out how to delete the no longer needed “help” post ?.

      Must have been the swans you saw since it sounds like they were a lot bigger, and normally I think the geese fly in bigger groups. But perhaps not always.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 5, 2021

    That is a lot of geese! We have perennial geese here now for some reason, but nowhere near that many!
    I can almost see Lucy in the Lemonade stand also offering psychiatric advice.
    >looks for nickel in my pocket<

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

      I do love that lemonade stand. And it would indeed make a good stand for Lucy’s Doctor’s in “office”.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: March 5, 2021

    All the years I’ve lived in the northwest, and I’ve never seen this. We’re going to have to make it up there some winter.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

      We were quite mesmerized watching them flying, landing, taking off, looking for a landing spot in their pods in the fields. Really awesome. As many times as I have ridden up there, this was a first for experiencing them so close, and so many. We had to have hit the right spot.

  5. By: Laura Posted: March 5, 2021

    That is an amazing picture. I’ve traveled a few hours north several times to photograph the Sandhill Cranes that stop and feed there, but don’t think I’ve ever seen snow geese. Fantastic!

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

      It was quite the experience. We felt so fortunate to see them all and be up close with them.

  6. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 6, 2021

    Those geese are sure enjoying that crop, bet the farmer isn’t so happy.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

      They come every year, and at this time of year there are no crops actually growing, so unless there are seeds, the birds are not harming anything. Though it looks like they are in a field of some crop, the fields are mostly muddy and bare. They may be some crops out there, but I couldn’t determine that. Farmers must be used to it though, and expecting them ;’-).

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