Monday, March 30, 2015

Swans by the Sea


A chilly wind shortened our walk beside the lagoon, but there was enough time to take photos of these graceful, elegant birds. 


Two swans swam in tandem with their wings fluffed up. 


On another day, this gnarled Garry Oak, still leafless, made a striking view against the blue and white streaked sky.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage.

30 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh great photos of the swans - we are so lucky that they over winter in our area. Love the tree.

Mersad said...

Swans are so beautiful. Love your images and collages.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful, Lorrie. When I was a kid our neighbor raised them. I thought they were beautiful but they can also be very mean. Kind of like an ex-mother-in-law. lol That last picture is a beautiful study, too. xo Diana

Elizabethd said...

There is something so majestic and calm about swans.

ann said...

The swans are always so graceful and beautiful. Wonderful photos.

Debby Ray said...

There's not another bird that is a s graceful and lovely as a swan and these are wonderful photos! I also really like that tree...stunning.

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Your swan photos turned out well.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The graceful swans are gorgeous and the Garry Oak certainly does make a majestic focal point.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Lorrie.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are so graceful and what a pretty setting to photograph them. Enjoy your week! Happy Spring my friend. Hugs, Diane

Amy at love made my home said...

Watching swans is amazing as they are so beautiful and graceful aren't they! xx

eileeninmd said...

The swans are so pretty, lovely captures.. And I love that big old tree. Have a happy week!

Pamela Gordon said...

The swans look so beautiful and I like that gnarly tree a lot. It's snowing here this evening but looks quite pretty on the trees.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

The swans are so lovely...and regal! Have a great week.

podso said...

Beautiful swans and you are right about the tree. Gnarled trees seem to have a lot of character which maybe is why they make good pictures. It has gotten cold here again--and windy, as if winter was back. It won't last though, we can be sure of that!

Donna said...

Oh the swans are so elegant and you captured them perfectly.

materfamilias said...

Spotted swans a few weeks ago driving back up island from Victoria -- I'm always just a bit incredulous when I see them. They seem so magical, of a fairy tale, don't they?

Vee said...

Hi~
The swans are swimming in shallow water, which makes it much better for picture taking.
Phew! Somehow I feel better that the large tree has no leaves yet. I thought everything was leafing and blooming there.

Marilyn said...

What beautiful swans!
There is also something magical in a tree during it's dormant time, like a skeleton silhouetted by the sky.

Madame Là-bas said...

Swans are such graceful creatures. What a lovely spot to walk.

Cheryl said...

Oh, swans are such beautiful, graceful birds! Lovely photos!

ellen b. said...

Swans are so elegant. Lovely photos!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Swans are so elegant and graceful! Your photos are lovely, Lorrie

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely swan photos, well-off visiting the Esquimalt Lagoon when we visit Victoria.

handmade by amalia said...

Love the shots of the swans, truly a majestic animal.
Amalia
xo

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

They are so beautiful and regal.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I always look out for swans as their striking white feathers against the sun are so striking. They looks so elegant but taking off they are a little clumsy. Beautiful captures Lorrie x

Sara D.B. said...

The swans look really graceful,
and there are lovely shades of blue in your photos.

camp and cottage living said...

Lovely swans! I have seen them cover large parts of the river in the Yukon as they were migrating back North. What a neat gnarly tree.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The swans are lovely. Amazing that it is too cold for you to walk, and yet they are swimming gracefully along in what must be frigid water. Nature is amazing. Best wishes, Tammy

Seawashed Living said...

Swans are so beautiful that they leave me speechless.