Waverly Road, along the Ohio River, in West Virginia, is a common route for me to travel. Many of my posts for Beyond My Garden are inspired from experiences along this road. The Flood Begins was one such post. Today's is another. In that link above, you are looking at a flooded field. A creek runs along the near edge of the field until it crosses it, emptying into the Ohio. If the river is high the creek backs up into the field as you see it in that post. Normally, though it is an inviting place for birds like herons, kingfishers and geese.
My inspiration for today's post came from a day when the field was home to a small flock of Canada Geese.
The geese weren't very close to me but I decided to take a few photo shots anyway, knowing that I could zoom in later.
There was a big stump in the field, I supposed deposited by the receding high water. There was something on top of the stump but I couldn't tell what it was. I took the photo.
Later that evening I downloaded and zoomed in on the geese. I wanted to see what was moving on that stump!
Wait . . . is it waving at me? Uh-oh. I think I've been duped.
There was a man, dressed in camo waving at me as he sat in a blind among the Canada Geese. How odd. Oops. Alright, there is a chance that I am stupid. Those aren't geese. They are decoys.
Ha! Well they sure fooled me. He probably wondered why some lady was taking his picture. I wish I knew who he was so I could give him the opportunity to laugh. I have certainly laughed at myself.