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Friday, June 4, 2010

Baby Swans!

I wanted to share with you the most adorable little baby swans that live on our lake!  yes, I know that they are called cygnets, but I think "baby swan" sounds do much cuter, don't you?  I took these pictures last week, when we went for a ride on our pontoon boat.  Now that I am a blogger, I must remind myself to carry my camera around more often!!  I am so glad  I was able to snap these photos!

We had our little cocker spaniel with us.  She loves going out on the boat!  Swimming, not so much!  But she will dutifully do a lap or two around the boat if we tell her to!  Anyway, she was really interested in the swans, but thankfully wasn't barking at them!  Even so, mama & papa swan made it clear that they do not like dogs!  They made hissing sounds the entire time!

I think you can only count 7 babies in the pictures, but when we took a quick trip out on the lake today, we counted 8!  I have never seen them have so many!  They are so darn adorable, and growing really fast!  I wish that I had my camera with me when we went out Memorial Day (before the ginormous storm hit!), because we actually saw 2 of the babies riding on their mother's back!  It was just the sweetest thing ever!

At any rate, I will try and snap some more pictures, so I can keep you updated on their status.  They are really beautiful creatures, and I get so excited  when I see them!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Is that not the sweetest thing?

Needled Mom said...

And....that is suppose to be an "ugly" duckling in the story????? Soooo cute.

NanaKaren said...

They are just SO cute! I'd love to have seen the babies riding on Mom's back!

kim@kimmykats said...

Please do take more! They are so precious. We have only had 1 swan show up during migration and was a sight to see flying in formation with the Canadian geese!

mizdarlin said...

Now that I've left the big city for the little Island community, I have to admit I do miss going to the park and seeing all the baby geese, ducks and swans..this was a lovely reminder, thank you!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I think "baby" horse, cow, swan, etc. definitely sounds so much sweeter. Isn't it wonderful to be able to enjoy simple pleasures like that?

Thanks for visiting my cottage.

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"Ask the Yankee" starts this Monday night, June 7th. You can get the details here:

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Hope to see you there!
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~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

There are a few swan pairs around here but I have never seen babies. We have many hawks that make a quick lunch of them making it difficult to raise them to maturity. It is so sad. Keep us posted on the growth of yours.

rockriverstitches said...

Donna, thanks for stopping by my blog. I just love these pictures of the swans!!

Tammy