Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Teen Years


Mama swan, who birthed seven babies this spring,
has two young ones who've made it to the teen years.


Some of their new white feathers are starting to show through!


Like most teens, they sleep...


...and eat.


On this beatufiulf day,
the family hangs together on one edge of the pond
until dad decides to take off on his own.
Leaving mom to look after the kiddos...


...so he can pose proudly for me on the other side of the pond.



Linking up with Saturday Critters

15 comments:

  1. So lovely...the process of turning into the beautiful swan when once they were "ugly ducklings." Quite the metaphor for life.

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  2. Such a shame only 2 survived this far. But they are gorgeous, swans are just so peaceful!

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  3. Elegant photography of very elegant swans ~ Wonderful! Happy Weekend to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. sounds just like my boys ;)

    these are beautiful adrienne, i don't think any of mine made it :(

    you captured such pretty reflections in the water, especially the clouds!!!

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  5. Funny pic-caption for "sleep!" The family looks healthy and strong. I hope they all survive the coming winter. Do swans migrate?
    PS I sucked it up and wrote a post for SURE last night. Come see!

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  6. So glad they are doing well! Gorgeous photos!

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  7. Lovely pictures, graceful birds!

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  8. The reflections of the sky and clouds in the pond is exquisite!

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  9. So elegant and graceful, these swans. Must be wonderful to watch them in their daily doings gliding along the pond... beautiful captures Adrienne.

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  10. Wonderful shots of the swans. I love the reflections in the last photo.

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  11. Beautiful swans and reflections! It neat to see the teens! Great shots, thanks for sharing your post and linking up! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  12. Beautiful swans and reflections! It neat to see the teens! Great shots, thanks for sharing your post and linking up! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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