Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Just Swanning Around


A short drive from home across a neighbouring county fetched us up into Co. Westmeath
and in particular to Lough Ennell



Where we were greeted by a whiteness of swans who were busily preening themselves.



The way in which this pair were acting towards each other strongly suggested that 
there would be some hanky-panky between them later !



Much the same with this pair too !


Later that night I just happened to be outside when I saw a red moon rising.
In the short time it took to reach my camera the redness had faded to a rich gold.



Then became banana coloured




and just before it disappeared behind some cloud the red began to return,



by which time I had become quite chilled so I returned to the fire that blazed in the stove.



18 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures, friend H ... and lovely thoughts ... and happy Spring ... which is not quite here yet ... am aiming for the middle of May ... anyway ... Love always, cat.

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    1. Thank you Cat and I have to say that you are a fast lady by making your comment as quick as you did xx

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  2. The moon doing it's swan-song :) I know, I'll stick tot he day job.

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    1. I rather like your caption- it must be spring fever :)

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  3. Beautiful shots. I've never had much success in taking photos of the moon.

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    1. The right setting, patience and a fixed hand.

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  4. Swans are such beautiful birds. I think that it's the fact that the moon is so close that makes it so wondrous: so near and yet so far.

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    1. Thank you Graham !
      I always think of swans as being the ballerina's of the bird world.

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  5. Those are great photos, I especially like your photo shots of those swans, they're so crystal clear!

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    1. Thank you Lon, I am gratified by your appreciation.

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  6. Beautiful swans & you live in a beautiful part of the world. Here, in Devon, my goldfinches are very "busy".

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    1. Many thanks for your comment JS !
      Although from what I remember Devon too is also a beautiful county :)

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  7. Glorious. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many swans together. Is that what they mean by “swan-yay”?

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    1. O very droll Mitchell and Yes indeed congrats for using the French for 'elegant' Soigne !

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  8. Heron’s eye view of swans and a glorious colourful moon. A lovely gentle post.

    LX

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    1. Thank you Lettice, I am gratified by your appreciation x

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