By Debby Giusti
When I worked in an office during my college days and in hospital laboratories after graduation, the afternoon break was a time to grab a soda and chat with co-workers. Now that I'm writing at home, I still need time away from my workstation, AKA my laptop.
My house sits on a lake so around 4 PM, I usually leave my computer, grab some bread and head to the docks. This summer, we have fifteen adult geese and eleven goslings that live in the dock area, along with six ducks and three ducklings.
(The picture above shows the nine gosling family, swimming behind their mother. Dad is taking up the rear but is hidden from view.)
I love to see how the various birds interact. Sometimes the baby ducklings try to outrace the goslings for my bread offerings and get nipped by Daddy Goose, who chases them off. The geese are extremely protective of their offspring and squawk and hiss when any adult geese venture too close to their youngsters.
Watching the birds relaxes me and allows me to come home refreshed, ready to once again tackle my novel. What do you do when you take a break? Grab a cup of coffee? Get some exercise? Enjoy God's beauty in nature?
Wishing you abundant blessings,