It was late when we happened to drive by the pond. And this is what I was shocked to see.
The Canada Geese were there sleeping. Turns out that geese sleep in the water, with a few taking turns to guard through the night. Predators can't get to them without making a lot of warning splashes, so they are safer. Here is another night visitor, the Blue Heron. He does not sleep in the water, so maybe he was having a fishy bedtime snack.
“…no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?”