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18 September 2011

swanning about on the lake

Cob: "hey Beryl! - don't take the kids near the bloody traffic ... "

Cob: "Jeepers darling, it's dangerous on land."


Pen: "Sheesh."

This blogger has come in from the goat paddocks out west, and now has swans at the end of the street. SPRING.

16 comments:

  1. Even though they can be vicious so and so's I love to see them. And the cygnets are enchanting always (perhaps because they are not so adept with their beaks yet). Wonderful photos and dialogue. Thanks.

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  2. Been swanning about,eh?

    BTW the WV was "undisest". First image that popped into my head was of a sleazy father sniffing his daughter's undies.

    (Might be a good thing to delete this comment...)

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  3. not at all Gerry - the Japs have sniffy undies in vending machines ... with or without zest .. probably.

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  4. Awww, sweet lil fluffy babies.
    Pity none of em can kick a footy.

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  5. Would they be resident's of the lake that caught fire a couple of years ago?

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  6. aaaw sooo cute. I've been watching the swans on Albert Park Lake, love them.

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  7. Lake Geneva has a lot of white swans on it that swim and socialise quite happily with the ducks and seagulls.

    I forever regret not taking a photo of the swans who'd made a nest on top of a speed boat cover!

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  8. I could sit for hours watching the fluffy babies. Are you allowed to feed the swans? It seems to be politically correct not to feed anything these days.

    WV was otter and I love them too.

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  9. At the risk of digging an even deeper hole, I will surrender to the neurotic need to explain my earlier comment:

    undisest -> undicest = a concatonation of undies and incest.

    There, I feel much more understood now...

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  10. JahTeh, don't give in to the neo-puritanism and secular fundamentalism of the PC wowsers, or you'll become vane and bitter like them. g,d,r.

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  11. Gorgeous! But I never understood how cygnets were 'ugly ducklings' in the fairy tale - they look pretty cute to me!! Maybe HCA took some poetic license?!?!

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  12. They are beautiful to watch - are you back in Melbourne now?

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  13. Thank you everybody for your comments. Red OZ - I think Ugly Duckling comes after the fluff phase and before the full-feather phase.
    Kath - I wish you had got that snap too - birds are funny and clever.
    Middle Child - I am in Ballarat cat-sitting for 5 weeks. X X X

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  14. They are beautiful! But yes, I keep my distance also.

    Once when I was a kid, one came after me and scared me to death.

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