Blue was born in late spring and up until early December was skittish and untouchable. Now it's a whole new ballgame! He loves being petted and is always the first at the door when I open it to feed him and two of his siblings, Jumper and Miss Kitty. He has the most incredible blue eyes, hence my name for him.
Two adults and a cygnet (center). Note the position of their feet; when preparing to land the legs and feet are extended outward and the tail elevated to slow their momentum. Junior is still learning and hasn't moved his from the streamlined flying position. Dad is 'trumpeting' their arrival to the pond, a warning perhaps for others to clear the landing area?
I spent New Year's day visiting Beemer Pond and the Trumpeter Swans I love so much. It is said what you experience on the first day of the year will be what you experience the rest of the year. Who could ask for more than this?!!
When my daughter was about three years old, her aunt, my youngest sister, had a gerbil, Herbie Rumplestein IV, for a pet. It was not uncommon for my mother to catch a mouse in a trap every so often, and to be rid of it she would flush it down the toilet. Such an occurance happened one day when my daughter was visiting Grandma and with a very concerned voice she questioned, "It is mouse?", fearing Herbie Rumpleskin IV may have been the victim.:)
Billy Goat Gruff appeared to be deep in thought as he watched children playing on the kiddy tractors at the local apple orchard. I think he was waiting for someone to buy and feed him some kibble from the machine near his huge pen and play area.
Life is wrought from constant change; the kaleidoscope is a metaphor of those changes. Just when you think you have seen the most beautiful image possible, a slight move changes everything and an even more beautiful image appears! This blog is about beautiful images and life in all of its beauty.