To Get to the Other Side

The resident Canada geese were prolific this spring at Stow Lake, in Golden Gate Park. I counted at least five dozen in a morning stroll around the lake; perhaps half of those were new offspring who are already as big as their parents. Here, one group returns from a brief forage on the other side of the road that circles the lake. Urban birds know to use the crosswalk!


I have been playing with this capture in many ways. The basic image came from an egret displaying to another egret that was up a tree, in Golden Gate Park. Something important was clearly being expressed in egret lingo. I have used digital art tools to “paint” and expand upon that base in this pastel-ish version.