Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A goose on the roof...

I love games.
Not so much the ones of turns, passed again and again around a board,
but those of thought, often labeled, “skill,”
that leave, more than talent-- laughter.

When our family was young, each day ended in games, a reward for that day’s efforts. Around the kitchen table or cross-legged on the living room floor, smiles and giggles… and then, up to bed!

Years later, still, the games are a part.
And though the players have changed,
the laughter from those early years is the same.

From behind your laughing eyes,
the child I remember.




One of our family favorites is Wise and Otherwise--a game of creatively completing half-written statements, little known proverbs, seldom heard words of wisdom.

I could not help but think of it when I found this goose on the roof.
I am sure you can finish the statement,
"A goose on the roof,..."


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23 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

I don't know the rest of that one, but I came up with my own...
"A goose on the roof..."
Remains aloof?
Feels like a goof?
Landed with an "Ooof"?

Kallen305 said...

HA Susan!! I love it!

What a funny picture of the goose on the roof. I wonder what posessed it to land there?

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Susan--That;s EXACTLY what I'm looking for--a creative ending. It must mean something when a goose lands on your roof....I just need to know what I'm expecting to come of this.
Good? Bad? Some fortune, perhaps?

cestoady said...

A goose on the roof --- is better than one on your head.

cestoady said...

A goose on the roof -- is better than a bobolink in my soup .

Kyle said...

A goose on the roof ... means snow on the shingles.

A goose on the roof ... means fowl weather is descending.

A goose on the roof ... brings one down from the steepest peak.

Wanda said...

A goose on the roof means it's time for winter to scoot!

Barb said...

A goose on the roof...what a spoof! PS Now I see why your writing is so special - you started at a young age to "play" with words.

Charles said...

I love your site. I'm not as talented with my words as you are but we seem to share a love for nature. Thanks for posting your wonderful pictures.

KGMom said...

A goose on the roof is. . .worth two on the lawn?
Trying to go with pithy folk maxims--like the early bird gets the worm OR the early bird gets the worm.

Of course there is that wonderful saying--the early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

KatDoc said...

A goose on the roof ---

--- beats two in the bush.

--- is better than one in the rear.

--- means 10 more weeks of spring.

--- is considered lucky (if you are a dry cleaner.)

--- helps sell umbrellas.

~K

Robin said...

A goose on the roof?

At least I won't step in it.

(I love Geese...don't get me wrong.)

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Hee, hee, hee...SO enjoying this!

Julie Zickefoose said...

is gonna poop on the roof.

Deborah Godin said...

I'm with Julie Zickefoose, all I could think of to go with "roof" was "poop" It can't be that far off, I mean, and we are talkin' geese here...

giggles said...

I've been noodlin on this one, but nothing good yet..

Thanks for visiting.... I peeked in the BB box after lots of activity yesterday.... Alas, no nest. Not sure if they are still defining territory, it's too early, or if the box just won't do.... Any suggestions? (I picked up a brochure at a well regarded yard store yesterday for the PA BB Society.... very cheap to join.... I live across the street from a golf course that has several boxes. I suspect they don't monitor them. I would like that job!)

scienceguy288 said...

I rather like this game...

A goose on the roof means things are about to get messy.

Cicero Sings said...

A goose on the roof?
Do you take me for a goof
To fall for such a spoof
That a goose had the oomph
As to land on a roof?
Next you'll tell me it flew off and
went poof!

Okay, I'm not good at this!

giggles said...

...is really playing "aloof!"

cestoady said...

And the Gold Medal goes to ..... CICERO SINGS !!!

His rendition gave me goosebumps.

Kathiesbirds said...

I scrolled down without reading what others wrote, so here is my take on the game. I love word games!

A goose on the roof...

...makes you goofy!

...is a gander lander.

...is a goose on the loose!

I love the photos BTW. They are a story in and of themselves!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Can you pick something easier to rhyme with than "roof" next time? I loved this! A new game to play with the kids, and it's free!

nina at Nature Remains. said...

It's not a surprise to me at all that so many reading here jump in with a line, a thought, an ending.
Because the blogs train us well. We wonder and write.
And, though I could choose a "winner," I won't--the play's the best part.
Thanks for the chuckles you've brought here!

Yes, Julie--thinking up a humdinger as we speak!