Swan Fest

Last weekend when my friend Bonnie was here the weather was hot and sunny…..and so we spent much time observing activity on the River Thames close to where I live in Hampton, and as always Mother Nature provided a wonderful show.  

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Having been born on this small island, like most Brits I gravitate to water.    It soothes and feeds me.    I can sit for hours by the river, sea or lake observing and listening to the rituals of nature. 

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Swans mate for life and are wonderful parents.   The Male is always observing – sometimes with some distance, but always there watching over the family. 

 

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The proud father fluffing out his feathers. 

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Under an ancient charter, swans belong to the Crown, which means that they receive superb protection.   

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‘The swan on still St. Mary’s Lake float double, swan and shadow’.   William Wordsworth. 

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A Bientôt

9 thoughts on “Swan Fest

  1. luminella

    charming lovely pics … I’ve seen the swans in London parks and in the Thames … i agree completely; I was raised near running water … there was a wooden covered bridge down the hill … i’d sit under it and just space out and and hear and smell and see wonderful things … something peaceful and soothing about water.

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  2. snowbird

    What beautiful pictures of such majestic creatures, I love swans too and as you say they are wonderful parents. Aren’t those signets sweet? xxx

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