On the way to the office - Beaverton MI 48612

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Acres

bird bird

This bird was strutting down a gravel road in Billings Township of Gladwin County Michigan 

so I took his (?) picture...... He was headed West and I to the East......

I stopped and rolled down my window for the first picture, then I became brave and stepped

out of the car. He wasn't wanting to stop and pose and continued strutting down the road just

shaking his rear end!!!!, yet turning to look at me frequently... he looked at me and I

looked at him..... I don't know if it's tame or wild, he did seem a bit concerned by my presence,

as I was his, I know geese can and will attack !!! and even though this

does not look like a goose I didn't know if he was friendly or angry like !!!

So he went his way and I went mine......

wixom lake

Next I drove by Wixom Lake - So peaceful and beautiful this morning.....

Have a great week! Marilyn Harrell

Almost forgot the inspiration!!!

Beauty is not so much what you see as what you dream.
       - Walloon Proverb


Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. - Matthew 5:9



Comments (10)

Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-273-3774

That looks like one ugly goose to me, BUT, I'd sure like to toss a line in that lake!...Enjoy the day.


May 17, 2010 03:03 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


What a great was to start your day and week. 

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it."

May 17, 2010 03:05 AM
James Bath
Gulf Shores Realty - Venice, FL

Hi...looks like a Moscovy Duck, about as ugly, sometimes, as anything that walks the road!  They always make me think that they had 3 or 4 fathers, each from a different species.   


Cheers from Jim-In-Paradise

May 17, 2010 03:05 AM
David Obbee
Obbee.com - Agoura Hills, CA

Marilyn: Those are great pictures.  Thanks for stopping to share them with us!  :)

May 17, 2010 03:12 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

I love Richard's comment above. You just took the time to share the goodness of the Lord.

May 17, 2010 06:18 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Marily, what a great commute!  Very pretty indeed!

May 17, 2010 10:15 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Cute.  Every time I see a post by you, I see Beaverton, and realize it's MI -- not OR ;-)

May 17, 2010 11:20 AM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Ernie, GREAT fishing in Wixom Lake ! Thanks.

Richard, Thank-you and for sure!

Cheers Jim! Thanks for identifying the duck! I had never seen one

David, You're so welcome!

Robert, Happy to do so!

Tony, It is a beautiful commute every day - and of course more than one way to go!

Carla, Thanks! I've never been West or East for that matter, only South to Florida and the states between..........

May 18, 2010 04:00 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

We have some ducks(?) geese(?) that look like this around the lake by my house.  They have the funniest waddle and do this crazy thing with their neck when they walk.  They are so accustomed to people I don't worry about them chasing me.

May 22, 2010 10:04 AM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Hi Ann, I had never seen one like it before! Someone told me it was probably tame and trying to find his way home....

May 24, 2010 04:37 AM

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