Monday, April 13, 2009

Black Swans

Hi, people, hope you're having a good break over the Easter holidays. Something different and not rose-related today. A swan, a black swan.I took these pictures in October last year and thought nothing much about them afterwards, black swans are native here.Oh! Don't you love the formation they made? Good for beautiful composition. Mum and dad with three kids, the darker ones are adults and the grey ones are kiddos, or teenagers?? All swimming in one direction. Good obedient teenagers, if you ask me.

10 comments:

Marydon said...

When we were in Holland we fell in love with the black swans on the ponds. They are so graceful. Love the pics, brings back warm, cozy memories of a wonderful country.

Hope you had a lovely Easter.
TTFN ~ Marydon

ivoryspring said...

Lovely, Rosy! I have never even heard of black swans until reading your post.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Awww.. i want swan teens. :)

Do they stay black or turn to white? How interesting that i've never ever seen a black swan. Thank you so much for sharing.

Joanne said...

Lovely photos.

I never remember my teenagers swimming in the right direction not much better now they are late twenties.No they are lovely really.

debi @ life in my studio said...

What? No roses? lol Oh well, the swans are beautiful too. tfs

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful photo.

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Rosie, I adore these swans. I had the pleasure of visiting them and photographing them at a unique pub on our island called the Crow and Gate, quite authentic old English. It is also set on an acre or so of beautiful property with an awesome pond that houses many different ducks, and above all a pair of black swans, which I found where native to your part of the world. Our last vist, we noticed two pairs. I have taken lots of pictures of them, I think they are beautiful! Thanks for showing them to us in their natural habitat.
Pauline

Moderncountry said...

Oooh, they are absolutely adoriable!! So very special, I have never seen one. I guess they live in certain Countries and places.

I want to thank you so very much for your link to a kneedfree bread! I was very surprised and happy to find your message. Unbeliviable that someone out there, that I don`t know can be so helpful and kind. Thank you!!

Friendly hug,
Aina Moderncountry

Allidink said...

How neat! I have never seen black swans in person.

All the best,
Allison

lady jicky said...

I have just found your blog. What wonderful roses you grow!
I remember as a child feeding black swans here in Melbourne and boy you had to be quick for they could peck your fingers off! LOL