I painted this watercolor a few years ago for my grandmother. Her house overlooks a pond, though we have never had Canada Geese on it.
Just a few weeks ago one lonesome goose who had an injured leg showed up on our pond. We tried to catch her so we could take her to the vet but couldn't get close enough before she swam out of reach. We put food out and hoped for the best. She has mended slowly. She still only uses one leg but is much stronger and can get around pretty good now.
She left for a few days, we thought something happened to her. But what do you know…she came back with a mate, who has a bad leg too. Where did they find each other? Goosematch.com?
They are a beautiful addition to our pond and we hope they stick around.