Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Two Pairs of Mute Swans, Two Different Locations~



If my 88 year old, soon to be 89 year old father-in-law wants me to take him on his Monday outings, I will often ask him, after we have a nice breakfast...
"So where are we off to today?"
A couple of Mondays ago, he said, "I would like to go see those Swans again." 
He could not remember which ones he was thinking about, and so, we went to 2 different locations where I knew they had them in residence. 
The first entries were taken at Cavehill Cemetery, where is wife is buried and we often go. 
The second entries, that were more close-up were taken at the Paragon Office Plaza,
both in St. Matthews, Kentucky.  

I hope that you all are enjoying your week,
and taking in some birding and other nature/wildlife activities.  

I am linking up with Stewart at:

Wild Bird Wednesday

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

28 comments:

  1. You got some fantastic reflections! Beautiful photos! It's nice that he wants to go look at the swans and you can go with him!

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  2. the reflections and ripples are gorgeous! and the close-ups show such grace in these beauties. :)

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  3. Great shots, Mary. They're so regal. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Impressive photos! They are so beautiful, and majestic, and regal and . . . I could go on and on. Just lovely!!

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  5. Beautiful photos - beautiful birds!

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  6. Awesome collection of swan photos. The reflections are gorgeous. Well done, Mary!

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  7. It is so marvelous that you can take your father-in-law out into nature. I'm sure he really appreciates his time out there with you Mary.

    The Swan photos are awesome! I especially like the last series with the swan preening from the back with its wings partially open.

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  8. WAU - incredibly beautiful paintings / collages show you a beautiful swans :)

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  9. Your photos are wonderful. Swans are such elegant creatures. Also your peach picture is amazing! Hope you're having a good week!

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  10. These are sooo beautiful! Great photos! And thank you for visiting:)

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  11. Hi Mary,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a note.

    Your photos of these gorgeous creatures are wonderful. Aren's swans just so beautiful to watch? Love all the images you shared.

    Happy week and thanks again for your visit.

    Ciao,
    Suzanne

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  12. Mute Swans, their shadows is quite remarkable, a classic Mary.

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  13. Your father-in-law is a lucky man -- but so are you to have someone who has time to share your love of nature with you! Your swans are just amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely day.

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  14. Oh,my gosh,what breathtaking photos!!phyllis

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  15. You've captured the swans beautifully. The calm water certainly benefited the mirrored reflections and shadows of these delightful birds.

    Your father-in-law must have enjoyed the outing.

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  16. I'm sure he was happy about this lovely swans! Very nice pictures!
    I also love these swans!
    Greetings Pia in Sweden

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  17. Thank you for visiting us on "Les Fous du Cap" Sincerely ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  18. Great set of swan pictures. Our native swan is black!

    There is a white 'version' of this egret as well - but I have only seen this grey one!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  19. You captured the swans in some lovely poses Mary. I'll bet your father-in-law loves his trips out with you.

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  20. Your images of the swans are so beautiful. I love the reflection of them on the water. thanks for stopping in, Laura

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  21. Really lovely shots. The Swan is a bird I never tire of seeing.

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  22. Absolutely STUNNING!!! The glassy mirrored reflections are outstanding.

    And, if you ever have more bird photos to share, I have a Sunday meme that you can link up with for a week's time --anytime. It's the Bird D'Pot and here's the url:

    I'd Rather B Birdin

    Thanks for keeping me company yesterday on my personal blog that I posted the drake Northern Shoveler and two ducklings...at Hootin' Anni's

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  23. Beautiful series of photos of a lovely bird !

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  24. gorgeous shots Mary, especially the closeups. :)

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  25. Wow! The reflection of the white on this green water is fantastic.... This is the set I prefer in the pictures! Wonderful!

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  26. WOW!! What beautiful shots and such lovely reflections. Does the swan with its leg out to the side have a deformed leg. One of our Black Swans at the lake looks similar and it's leg hasn't formed properly (it can only stane on one leg).

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