Saturday, December 24, 2011

Geese at Capitol Lake

Geese are frequent flyers of Pierre, South Dakota in the winter time. They are a staple in the community, swimming in the warm pond of Capitol Lake between the mansion and the capitol. They use the football fields, parks and even yards as their feeding (and pooping) grounds.

Usually by January, some of the more "domestic" geese have learned that people around Capitol Lake means great treats like popcorn, corn and bread. They even get pretty close! Early in December they tend to keep their distance as they haven't quite learned the ropes yet.

We generally get to feed the geese at least a half dozen times throughout the winter months.

This last time, we went with my parents who were in town for a visit. Compiled this little video to share the experience.

We're out in Spearfish as I type this message, and yes, we have a white Christmas despite not having one in Pierre. Cody's family is all gathered here this Christmas and we're looking forward to a nice weekend.
I'll be back to share more soon.

Until then, I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas Eve and have a great holiday with friends and family.


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