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Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Visit With A Clever Swan

A drive through Skagit Valley, just south of here - and we saw hundreds and hundreds of Trumpeter Swans.  The fields are beginning to turn green, with a little mud for flavor, from the recent rains - the perfect background for the swans, and a few of their friends, the Mallards.
 Say, what's this fella doing?
 Oh, nothing unusual - just standing on one leg
 Quite clever, that one! 
 I'm so good looking, don't you agree?
 So long, been nice chatting with you.
    
Ok, time for a nap

Mosaics made with pickmonkey

15 comments:

Maggie said...

Fabulous photographs, Jo Ann, that's quite a balancing act he's got going there! The reflections in the water add another dimension to the images, love the narrative too!
Thanks for kicking off MM this week and for telling me about your collections, you saved the best till last - friends are indeed the greatest things to collect.
Hope your week is amazing.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love your post today Jo Ann.
Swans are always alluring - their gracefulness the inspiration for poems and ballet too - Swan lake!
Your photos have captured their personality too!
Shane

Kim said...

What a beautiful sight to see all those swans en masse. Aren't they gorgeous birds.

Stewart M said...

Nice shots. Our native swan is all black.

Cheers - Stewart M - In Melbourne, but jet-lagged!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love all the pretty swans and photos. I would loose my balance standing on one foot for a long time. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Snap said...

What fun! I'm wondering what a gathering of Trumpeter Swans is called???!!! Gorgeous images. Happy Monday!

Tom said...

...Love your one legged swan!

Lorrie said...

Wonderful photos, JoAnn. That swan does quite the balancing act while fluffing feathers.

Rose said...

Great shots of the swans...I keep thinking the old song Put your right food in...etc....LOL

Sylvia said...

JoAnn, I can see not wanting both feet wet. Great photos! Sylvia D

Lea said...

Wonderful! Beautiful!

Frank Boxell said...

Super series of images Jo Ann.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très belle série ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Powell River Books said...

We rarely see swan on Powell Lake even though it is in their flight path going north. They are such beautiful birds. - Margy

likeschocolate said...

Such beautiful birds! We don't have them here in Georgia, but they are all over Germany where we are going in June.