The Ides of March [75/365]

In yesterday’s post, I wrote about how I thought I’d seen a plough of Canada Geese arriving. Later on in the day, it proved to be true:


This goose was spotted in Marsh Creek. As I got out of the car, I heard the characteristic honking so I knew they were near.  Soon, a few more showed up … they were splashing around and seemed to be having a great, ol’ time.


Today is the Ides of March. This year, I took time out to read about what «ides» really means 😊

14 thoughts on “The Ides of March [75/365]

  1. Brutus and Caesar kind of stole the thunder for March 15th. I don’t know what day Lincoln was assassinated, but I can’t forget Casesar’s date. Funny, isn’t it? “Beware! The Ides of March!”

    1. Yes, it’s funny … I know dates and years that are of no importance to me at all. Some I think I remember just because it’s an easy number to remember, like Battle of Hastings 1066.

  2. If you were Julius Cesar today was not a good day! I remember this from High School. I used to have terrible things happen on this day in the past. Sometimes I would not even go out…..totally freaked out about the day…
    Silly really…
    Welcome geese…and thanks for bringing Spring to us early! 😉

    1. I know … Gerry is reading a lot of the old Romans, and right now it is the one book Caesar wrote. Can’t recall having anything happened, but I haven’t known about the Ides for all that long 🙂

  3. Beware the Ides of March…even in death, Caesar’s ego lives on! The return of the geese is a good sign. I still remember the spring one landed on our pond and it was still frozen. He was not pleased and stomped across the surface honking loudly for a good half hour. I confess I laughed at him while snapping pictures.

  4. We used to have lots and lots of them around here in my smalltown! I remember it so well from when I were a child and teenager. Then they were almost gone for a long time!? So strange….

    I started to see a few again maybe one or two years ago but not as many as they were before! We have a lot of swans here instead!

    1. Yeah, back home in my little town, they even stayed the winter … there used to be, at least, one pair of swans. Now I don’t know …

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