I have not written about the lake much, I have been
so enjoying the warm water to bathe in. Usually I can
stay only 15 minutes before my body starts shivering
but the heat wave warmed up the water very well. A
month is usually all I get for staying in the water and
playing and last night the temperature went down to
50 degrees, which means the water will be cooler from
now on. It takes a long time to warm up but it cools
down much faster. I have even been “playing” with
various ear plugs so I can swim more vigorously.

The Canadian geese have not been as bad this
summer but they surprised me two days in a row
this past week. I looked out one morning and
there were 10 geese enjoying my grass for
breakfast. Of course, what goes in must come
out so they had made a mess of my lawn. Have
you ever tried to pick up geese poop off grass? Not
easy, I must say. I use a dustpan so I can press down
a wide path and then use a piece of wood to get it
into the dustpan.

I reacted like a wild woman. I ran out onto the deck
retrieving the white bucket I use to throw water at
them screaming all the while. You would think they
were humans I was talking to. ” Get out of here, who
do you think you are, you are not wanted, GO GO
GO (words I use when I chase them off the beach).

One goose went through the gate onto the beach but
the other nine headed up the driveway toward the road.
Suddenly my neighbor Bob across the street came out
to see the commotion. He asked what was wrong and
I said these geese were pooping all over my lawn.

Bob started to chase the geese from the street so they
turned and aimed for me. They started to fly but
still were aimed at me, I ducked and they went over
my head. They left a trail of goose poop all over the
driveway in their haste to retreat. What a mess.

After I calmed down, I started to laugh. Cartoons
are made of what just had occurred. Here was
this old woman in her housecoat with hair streaming
in the wind chasing and hollering at geese as they
tried to elude the flying white bucket with no water
that she was swinging at them. They thought a
crazy person was after them and they were right.
I was crazy with their audacity to come in my
yard when there was a fence to protect my lawn.

That laughter eased the laborious task of cleaning
my lawn so I would not inadvertently step in it as I
walked barefoot. It is something I so enjoy and there
also is only a short span of time to enjoy. It took three
separate times of walking methodically up and down
the lawn about 3 feet apart each time to finally get
it all cleared.

The next day they were back but had only begun to
come on my lawn so it was an easier time. I had been
hoping not to use the whirly wind things this year but
after two attempts, I did not wait for a third. I took
out the whirlys and placed the smaller ones under my
fence and three much larger ones in the gate opening
to come in so they would be deterred. I need to pick
them up so the lawn men can do their job and then
put them back in again. They also have a poor memory,
they did not remember the crazy old lady or perhaps,
like children, they were just hoping to get away with it.

The Orioles are gone but the Hummingbirds are still
here and gearing up for their long migration flight.
They are feeding well and dive bombing each other
to strengthen up their wings for the long flight. The
Golden Finch have had their young, they are the only
bird that feeds their babies seed so the niger seed does
not last long. There is a lot of activity around the feeders
and I so enjoy their songs. It is so light and heart lifting .

This weekend there is a great opportunity not too far
from you. It is called the Psychic and Beyond Expo
which I will be speaking at and also doing readings
as well as selling my books and CD’s. There are
some incredible presenters that I am sure you
would enjoy. You get to pick and choose which
one and there is no entry fee. Go to :
http// for a complete
list and schedule. I will include some info below.

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th ~ PSYCHIC & BEYOND EXPO!

11:00am-6:30pm both days~ Manchester, CT

~FREE ENTRY~ Featuring 4 FULL Event Rooms! Room 1 TOP PSYCHIC MEDIUMS & INTUITIVES Featuring 10 of the BEST intuitives available for mini-private readings for you ALL DAY LONG! Room 2 PRESENTATIONS Enlightening seminars of all kinds for your enjoyment running hourly each day. Rooms 3 & 4 VENDORS & BUSINESSES Over 40 booths. New Age Items you love to shop for, incense, oils, jewelry, crystals & artwork. New Age, Holistic, Healing & Spiritual Services, Centers and Organizations. Available for you to gather information ask questions and learn more about what wonderful opportunities are out there for you.

Expo Followed by…SATURDAY NIGHT Gallery Readings 7:00-9:00pm Tic. $20.00 with Rebecca Anne LoCicero SUNDAY NIGHT Premier Debut~a sample of “Comedy From Beyond” with Janine Baryza-Ly & Rebecca Anne LoCicero BONUS: All present get 1 free ticket to future show Tickets $30.00 Pre purchase tickets during the Expo Shows from 7:00-9:00pm (Limit to 50 attendees)

Expo & Gallery Events held at Baymont Inn and Suites, 20 Taylor Street Manchester, CT 06042 Consider booking a room and visit the Expo all Both Days
Love and Light

Mary Grace

PO Box 403
Wales, MA 01081, USA