Monday, August 17, 2009

Canadian Geese

What a lovely surprise I encountered during my hot summer morning bike ride!

I'm not sure what they were eating, but imagine my delight that they let me so close to them with my camera!

I live on an island. Yes! An honest-to-goodness island! Allah (swt) has truly blessed my husband and I to live here. I was born in the Bronx and my husband was born in Philadelphia. We discover new miracles every day that we are here!


The Canadian Geese are a refreshing change from the pigeons of America's large urban areas.

I did know a man from the Bronx once who fed the pigeons by hand. Every morning they would fly through the window bars and hang out on his living room floor.

He really loved his "friends."

"Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky? Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah. Verily in this are signs for those who believe." (16:79)

11 comments:

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

The guy who lives downstairs in our building used to let the squirrels come in to eat peanuts from his kitchen counter. Then he got a dog...tends to scare them a bit.

iMuslimah said...

Salaams dear sis. I live on island too. Are u in NY?

insyirrah said...

very pretty....nice and calm....luv it!!!

u know wat, i think i'm addicted to ur blog, i juz stumbled on it by accident and now, i can't stop reading ur post....hahahahahah...

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Stacy: Wow, squirrels! My cats would love them :)

iMuslimah: Salaams Dear. I am in PA.

Salaams Insyirrah: JAK dear - iMuslimah can tell you that I go in spurts with my blog. Sometimes I post often, and then can't think of anything to post. When in doubt, I put up my digital art to fill the space, lol. I'm glad you will be a regular visitor, Insha Allah!

iMuslimah said...

Oh ok. I thought maybe there was a slim chance we were on the same island ;) Wouldnt that be fun?

Salams dear sister :)

insyirrah said...

hahahaha.....its juz that i like the picture that u took...they were so real, and makes me wanna be there...hahaha

mostlypurple said...

Earlier this spring, we too had a close encounter with some Canada geese on our front lawn.

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Mostlypurple:

Masha Allah! Thats a real nice photo!

Safiyyah said...

Salaams iMuslimah:

Yes, that would be sooo cool!

That reminds me - when my husband went to Hajj, he ran into a brother from our old masjid! How cool is that!?

Ruqayyah said...

asalaam alaikum sis,

we have tons of geese here too, but you have to be careful because around here so many people feed them that they have become more aggressive, especially if they think you have food... :-(

mostlypurple said...

it's actually a video, cool stuff happens in it...(you have to press the little arrow button on the lower left corner of the photo)...