I have no idea why the Canada geese decided to take a walk through the congested parking lot and across busy streets. I suspect they'd come from a nearby lake on the other side of a fast food joint. Maybe they thought the grass was greener farther west. I gave up trying to count the adults, but there must have been at least ten. And then there were the babies of three different ages judging from their height and development. The grownup birds can fly, but today they'd chosen to walk, and I surmise it was because the babies weren't flying yet. I caught myself asking if they were the Brittany Spears and Michael Jackson of parents taking the little ones into this dangerous environment instead of sheltering them from the harms of the world.
When I went into the Panera Bread store puzzled onlookers all had pleasant smiles and one woman said to me, "Now there's something you don't see everyday." As I exited the store, I noticed the group was happily grazing on high grass near one of the busiest highways in Montgomery as drivers buzzed by unaware of the trek the birds had just undertaken.