Gosling school

_T6C0811I knew that goslings were cute. What I didn’t know was that they have important life lessons to share. Here’s 10 lessons – worth every penny you paid.


1. Don’t get too easily distracted – focus on the journey ahead.


2. Keep looking back – it helps to remember where you came from.


3. Look for simple remedies first. If it itches, scratch it.


4. Stick your head up once in a while – it gives you a different perspective and makes you look like a leader.


5. Keep your head down so no one focuses on you – It’s easier to stay out of trouble.


6. Admire your good attributes … and don’t worry if those feet seem a little large.


7. Trust your instincts. If it looks like food, eat it.


8. Figure out what you’re good at and do it well.


9. Listen carefully before you speak.


10. Stick with your mama even if she looks a bit stunned now and then. You probably made her that way.

Latest Comments

  1. Inspired and pretty says:

    I laughed, I smiled, and was in complete admiration of these superb photos 🙂 You have such a way when you comment your photos, so funny !


  2. Erco Travels says:

    Wow, pretty goslings! looking very nice.


  3. rabirius says:

    Wonderful pictures.


  4. Ad-libb3d says:

    Loving the photos, trying to live the lessions. Thanks Lyle.


  5. Cornel A. says:

    Lovely fluffies!
    Wish I was there to watch them.


  6. Sheldon says:

    I think Lyle has cloned himself and there is 3 or 4 Lyles out there getting all these amazing wildlife shots.. Once again my hat is off to you Lyle Krahn spectacular photos and excellent advise for man and gosling….


  7. artsifrtsy says:

    Nice, where do goslings rank on you’re bird scale. They are irresistible – the commentary is perfect!


  8. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shots. When I saw the subject matter I thought that someone was masquerading as you, Lyle. It is well established that you have a predisposition for predators. However, when I read the captions, I knew immediately that it was in fact you. Your sense of humor is, how should I say, “inimitable.” Like many others, I chuckled at the life lessons that accompanied the photos.


    • lylekrahn says:

      Glad you liked them. You’re right about the predators but I hate to be too predictable and those goslings really caught my eye. Inimitable sounds like a great aspiration and it’s a wonderful word.


  9. Kodiak My Little Grizzly says:

    Those are so adorable… We have so many geese arround here all year… My kids were holding baby ducks they were rescuing on Friday… Mama had 9 babies and lost 2 that the kids couldn’t save from city sewer drain. But they did save several. She still had 7 end of the day.


  10. iseebeautyallaroundbyrobpaine says:

    all great work but I really love number 9


  11. Mary says:

    Fabulous photographs, but your lags/lessons were spot-on. Thanks ~


    • lylekrahn says:

      I was pleasantly surprised how accommodating the geese were. The second time they came towards me and started to perform so then I had to have a little fun with it.


  12. gimpet says:

    The pictures and wisdom were a perfect juxtaposition!


  13. Deb W. Trotter says:

    We’re all so much cuter when we’re young!! 🙂


  14. dda53 says:

    Great job Lyle. Love your take on life. Great set of “teachers”.


  15. melodylowes says:

    Bahaha! Love your take on the various poses. I wish I had had this advice years ago – perhaps my life would have turned out very differently! 🙂


  16. Gunta says:

    I simply love your sense of humor…. 😉


  17. dapontephotography says:

    Great photos and lesson. Well done!


  18. 1107photography says:

    I can just feel that fuzzy softness. They are adorable — great captions!


  19. coast72 says:

    Hahaha, had my daughter (14) asking me what was so funny, so showed her and we both had a lot of aaaws and a good giggle over this!
    She wasn’t too smiling over the last one tho 😉


  20. Coloured-Windows by katleenj says:

    beautiful post, wonderful pictures and lovely wisdom


  21. caleephotography says:

    I’m laughing so the laptop in my lap is jumping 😀 Thanks for the great photos and valuable lessons!!


  22. Honie Briggs says:

    You’ve outdone yourself. This is a marvelous set. LOVE it. Every bit!!


  23. hannele says:

    Beautiful shots and very appropriate life lessons! I feel like there’s something about “always stick to your siblings” in there, too…


  24. The Earth Beneath My Feet says:

    A whole lot of cute covered in downy feathers 🙂


  25. Hanno Phenn says:

    Very interesting.


I'd love to hear what you are thinking ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s