Saturday, March 12, 2011

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

. . . and if it rains, then find a serendipitous pond to swim in!  We had so much rain on Wednesday that there were flood warnings everywhere and low-lying roads were covered with water.  It took me TWO HOURS to drive home from work.  It's normally a 45-50 minute drive.  I still haven't quite figured out why there are times when it seems like everyone in the state of Virginia is on the road, trying to get home at the same time.  Maybe it's because everyone in Virginia IS on the road and trying to get home at the same time.  I decided not to let it stress me out, turned on some classical music and just took my time since I didn't have much choice.

There is a low spot on the property where I live that has a storm drain in the middle of it.  But sometimes, if we get a lot of rain, it floods into a makeshift pond.  

When I woke this morning, I heard geese honking and just assumed they were flying over as they do every day on their way to a pond or lake.  But this morning, when I looked out of the window, they were having a great time, delighted to find this wonderful little pond that had magically appeared overnight!  

A perfect example of taking advantage of every happy thing that comes your way.  This dog was startled to find the geese swimming where he normally gets to run and play.  Can you just see look on his face, saying where the H*LL did they come from?!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!


Louise said...

Poor doggie. All confused like that. I hope, for your sake, that the pond dries up and the geese move on very rapidly. They are lovely creatures, but so very, very messy.

Verde Farm said...

I bet the geese were so happy to have a special pond just for them. Poor doggy though. We’ve had lots of rain here too--flooding is awful!

Rural Revival said...

Ha! I bet there were a distraction to no end for that pup! Glad the geese found a convenient rest stop. I expect they'll be arriving at our pond any time now!