Monday, July 18, 2011

the swans have it

14/7.2011 the swans

a week ago on sunday, we had a friend and her two children visiting. we declared the day to be a totally analog day. the only digital photos i was allowed to take that day were of the filling of the jars of honey. other than that, it had to be film or not at all. and wouldn't you know it, my friend and i walked down to the lake and i saw the swan couple that lives there parading their five beautiful children around the still and beautiful lake which was bathed in the golden light of evening. and me without a camera. so i was forced to take a photo of it in my mind. "click" as my nephew would say. but it made me determined to go back down there with the camera.

of course it's pretty much been raining since then, but i decided not to be defeated by the rain and so i went down to the lake, camera in hand (well, camera mostly under my raincoat, actually). and although it wasn't as picture perfect as it was on the day that's preserved only in memory, it wasn't half bad. but those swan parents are seriously protective. as soon as they saw me, they lined up the crew and headed for the other end. and so i stalked through the wet grass and headed them off, sending them back up to our end of the lake.

i'll want to be able to herd them into the ark we're building you see....

8 comments:

Bonnie said...

So sweet!

celkalee said...

Swans are such majestic creatures, this photo captures them so well. So glad you traipsed back, camera under coat, to capture them.

missing moments said...

Such beautiful creatures!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow, what a shot.
xo jj

DahnStarr said...

As a kid I'd stalk the ducks at my Grandmothers cabin at King Lake, MN. That was always fun. But, I must say, swan stalking sounds much more posh!

mrs mediocrity said...

Beautiful! Totally worth the effort...

Sammi said...

but the animals went in two by two ;)

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

Made me think of the book--"Make way for ducklings"

You can call this picture, Make way for swans. :-)

Have a good evening!

Best
Tracy :)