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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mr. Yesberger's trees, redeux

When the golfing season seemed to end but the carts were still out


I stopped in the clubhouse again, but only saw "we can't have you taking pictures of trees."


So, I gave up the picture idea. They're just a bunch of tree trunks.


But the snow is such another opportunity in contrast


that I had my sister drop me on the Brandywine side, and pick me up after a trip around the block.


Hundreds of Canada geese. Like the King of France's men, they march up the hill and down again.
In the morning the open areas are a sea of brown backs.


At the corner of Truxell and Akron Cleveland Road, across the rough.



No picture yet does justice to the rows and rows of spruce,
so I'm probably through taking pictures of Mr. Yesberger's trees.


Back up Truxell, waiting for my ride.
My header pond, from another angle.

20 comments:

  1. How cool with the geese! Enjoyed all the pictures; just not sure why the management or those in charge don't like the idea of you taking pictures of trees

    betty

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  2. Surprised that they are not miffed by a flock of poopers.
    Jane x

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    1. I'm sure they are. I asked a friend whose husband who managed the municipal golf course in Ithaca. She said the poo 1) was toxic; 2) had to be cleaned up; 3) no one knew how to manage the geese.I did see a golf course in New Jersey that employed herding dogs to round up the geese and keep them airborn, hoping they would never return, I suppose.

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    2. Beautiful photos! I gardened public places over 30 years and never heard goose poop was toxic. It's mainly a gelatinous cylinder of water --which evaporates-- around a tiny kernel of fecal matter about the size of a pin head. People thought I cleaned it up because it was gone so quickly but I never did. More likely the proprietors want the flocks off the greens, where their food-hunting beaks do some damage.

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    3. That's an interesting bit. I've wondered, between goose poop and deer poop clean up (the deer are shoulder to shoulder all winter on the golf course, too), how the owners made money.

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  3. Hari Om
    Well taken opportunity Joanne!... and love that angle on the pond... YAM xx

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  4. why on earth would they care if you took pictures of the trees on the golf course. I swear, people are just enamored with the word 'no' and use it even when 'yes' is just as appropriate. I guess it makes them feel powerful.

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  5. In spite of them, you got some good shots.

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  6. Hmm. I knew a Labrador Retriever who used to eat goose poop. When I was young, we had another Labrador who ate all the cicadas that the 17-year-plague brought. That was in Hudson. Sorry for sharing.

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    1. A fox family in the neighborhood appeared on our lawn a year the cicadas hatched and harvested for a couple of hours. The little kits jumping for the cicadas was worth the price of admission.

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  7. Love the photos you took. And am scratching my head about the refusal.
    Love the geese too.
    And envy your snow.

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  8. Beautiful trees. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. My my, you are going to ruin those trees taking digital pictures of them.

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  10. So you managed to get pictures of the trees anyway. I don't understand the objection, I really don't. People, yes. But Trees?
    I like this other view of your header pond too.

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  11. I don't often get to walk in snow but remember being surrounded by a wonderful silence. Your photos encapsulate that silence. Amazing that someone would mind the photographing of trees on a golf course!

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  12. So, this is Ohio with snow. Great photos!

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  13. They should have had "we can't have you taking pictures of trees" put the run to those Canada geese! Sounds like he or she would have been up for the job. LOL

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  14. love the marching geese and the trees

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  15. It's amazing how much this looks like the golf course near our house. It's almost as though--gasp!--golf courses are somewhat standardized, right down to the geese!

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