Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Duck Duck Goose

Geese 27.11 (1)

Goosey Goosey Gander where shall I wander,
Upstairs, downstairs and in my lady’s chamber
There I met an old man who wouldn’t say his prayers,
I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs.

Close up of duck family taking a walk
This family were taking a walk across our lawn.

Ducks on the River Aar

A pair of mallard ducks, the lady in brown and the man with a blue head, although they usually have green heads. Living next to a river, there are always ducks around.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Duck Duck Goose

13 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Duck Duck Goose

  1. That’s one of those nursery rhymes that always puzzled me. Was it supposed to be a good thing, throwing the old man down the stairs? As a child, it worried me. Now, I wonder what the rhyme was REALLY about since most nursery rhymes have hidden meanings, usually relating to the politics of the day.

    Love your ducks and geese. Nice that they come and visit you 🙂

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    • I do not know about the nursery rhyme, but those rhymes with the black humour always fascinated me as a kid. I found them quite amusing. They do often have a hidden meaning in the old politics. Gilbert and Sullivan operas were full of sature relating to the Victorian Days of England.
      We are surrounded by cows, ducks and swans, and now two geese have joined, so there is always something to take a photo of.


    • We live in a small village, a river runs down the path and cows are the farmers speciality. Just across the road there is a stable with many horses, and they also have chickens where they sell fresh eggs. Now they have added a couple of geese and ducks, so what more could I want. I never go anywhere here without a camera, there is so much to see. David Attenborough where are you?

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  2. Those Mallard ducks are very adaptable. They seem to thrive in any country don’t they. Long time since I heard “Goosey, Goosey Gander” I guess such violent treatment of atheists would not be very PC these days.:-)

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    • I think the mallards were the first and only ducks I saw in the London parks when I was a kid. I did not really know the actual PC meaning of the rhyme when I was a kid and still do not. Must be an explanation somewhere in Internet.

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