Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Trumpeter Swans through Good Fences

"Being born in a duck yard does not matter,
 if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."
-Hans Christian Anderson

In a quiet tucked away place off the main road, with hardly a place to park, except along a steep staircase, we often find this area undistributed by humans.




GOOD FENCES

After a rainy Sunday morning, the afternoon blossomed into a cloud-filled sunny sky. Minnesota's ever changing weather gave way to an impeccable day. 

Through this fence we see-



Mr and Mrs Swan
and ducks,
oh so many ducks.


"Love your eyes that can see,
 your mind that can
Hear the music, the thunder of the wings, 
Love the wild swan."
 Robinson Jeffers






May they live a long and happy lifetime together,
 right here where we can call on them again and again.



Seems this lovely couple would rather
 not have their picture taken with any ducks!







Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

26 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Like out of the days of King Arthur's Court, the swans are!!

Love the composition of the first image with the chain links and the pond for a backdrop.

Yes indeed, Laura in Minnesota. I hope the book will follow all of her days as a young lady.

Beautiful swan images Karen.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

hawwwk hawwwk hissss

(I can do a great geese impersonation)

Margaret Adamson said...

These shots remind meof the programme'through the keyhole' except your is throught the fence. I love them.

eileeninmd said...

Great fence find! The swans seem protected in the fenced off area. They all look like happy ducks and swans. Enjoy your day!

Jutta.K said...

A nice and interesting look through the fence !
Greetings from Germany and have a nice day.
This is my contribution to Good Fences

http://fotoswortlos.blogspot.de/2015/06/lupines-starring-old-wooden-fence.html

Cranberry Morning said...

Swans think they're of a higher social rank than ducks. ;-). Looks like a great place to spend a quiet afternoon.

Cranberry Morning said...

Swans think they're of a higher social rank than ducks. ;-). Looks like a great place to spend a quiet afternoon.

Lynne said...

Nice Fence Pics . . . and Swans too . . .

TexWisGirl said...

just lovely. thanks, karen!

Debbie said...

i may have had to jump that fence, maybe!!! hehehe, probably!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super view through the fence Karen, a pair of swans is a lovely sight. I'm not sure if we have white swans here, lots of black swans.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely pics and an excellent musical selection!
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blogoratti said...

Wonderful photos indeed!

Grace said...

I could sit all day and look at those swans ~ Thanks for sharing Karen ~

Ida said...

You did a great job getting photos of the gorgeous swans and ducks through that fence.

Paula said...

Looks like a peaceful place behind a sturdy chain length fence.

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous birds - and I love R. Mac Wheelers goose impersonation too.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Beautiful just beautiful. B

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

They look pretty happy!

RedPat said...

I always love to see swans!

Lois said...

The swans are beautiful! I don't get to see them too often here.

sage said...

Swans can often be nasty toward ducks and geese!

Felicia said...

the swans are so pretty.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely Swans. MB

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I have had much for swans. What's wrong with me?

kaykuala said...

The grace and beauty of a swan gliding in the waters can be likened to a beautiful dream. A dream that one wants it to continue indefinitely. The fencing captures the power one has over nature's strength. Wonderful take and great pics Karen!

Hank