Where the goose lived, including a contest.

If you haven't read yesterday's post, you will not get the goose reference. You can go back and read that post if you, like me, are anal about doing things in the proper order. If you are more like Smokey and don't care about such things, you may continue here.

This is the driveway across the highway from which the goose blocked our lane yesterday.


I have driven past that driveway countless times in the past 22 years, often admiring the entrance pillars.


I'm not sure I have ever seen them lit. They used to be white, but the owners painted them two-tone magenta and lavender a couple years ago. That really caught my eye.

This is their mailbox. Mailboxes on busy roads in the Great Frozen North are often cantilevered like this so the snowplows don't take them out every winter.

Mailbox 1

Saturday night was the first time I ever noticed the thing under the mailbox. I queried YS, who told me that it has been there as long as he can remember (he was a year-and-a-half old when we bought the cabin here.) 

Mailbox 2

I showed the picture to Smokey; he replied that he had noticed it long ago. 

Yes, I do tend to have a narrow field of focus that ofter leads me to overlook the obvious.


Smokey went on to say how the face growing out of the swooping support always reminded him of a movie he saw once. In the movie a research submarine encounters a strange lifeform that rises out of the water and forms a face like this, said formation being entirely made of water. When the lifeform is startled, it collapses back into the water of the ocean.

But he could not remember the name of the movie. Googling and IMDb searches did not give us the movie. He thought it might be The Deep, but that turned out to be a different film.

Can you help? Email me your guess(es) at the gmail address in my profile (click on the "About" link at the top of the side bar) if you don't want anyone else to know your guess; otherwise, put it in the comments.

Deadline is midnight CDT on Sunday, July 13. Winner will be selected at random from all the correct answers.


Well, there will be no prize because Smokey and his google-fu finally came through. The movie was The Abyss, starring Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.


And that is all I have to say about that.

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0 Responses to Where the goose lived, including a contest.

  1. JulieH says:

    I agree about the face! I thought I’d seen it in a movie too. I’m thankful Smokey figured it out because it could have driven me crazy trying to figure out which one 🙂

  2. Erika says:

    Oh darn, I totally woulda won that one! In fact, when I looked at the picture, that scene in “The Abyss” was my first thought, too.

  3. k says:

    Shoot. I woulda won.
    Didn’t it have another end in some version? I remember my brother telling me how much he hated the happy ending. (I come from the dark side, you know.)

  4. Kym says:

    Shoot! I could’a been a winner! (I think I might want to see the rest of your neighbor’s property! Bet there are more treasures to be found within. . .)

  5. gayle says:

    Sorry, I saw the face as soon as I looked at the picture. And immediately thought, “oh, it looks like that face in ‘The Abyss'”…
    And I agree with Kym. You need to go over to borrow a cup of sugar. And take your camera.

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