Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Can We Tawk?

On a recent excursion to Swan Lake and Iris Gardens with the granddarlings, these lovely Black Australian Swans were seen exhibiting some quite raucous behavior. The Black Australians are generally the most sociable of all swans...not so much during mating season.

Hey! Hey! We're talking to you...hmmpft...some birds just can't take a joke.

Ike and Tina get their feathers ruffled and leave in a Huff!
If you have ever wondered where the expression "get your feathers ruffled" came you know.
Can you believe the layer of pollen on the water? We spent a lovely albeit very hot day observing the variety of water fowl...admiring flowers...playing...picnicking...Life is Very, Very Good!


stephanie of stopbouncing said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh POLLEN!!!! *takes two more Tylenol Sinus*

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah that looks so wonderful of a day! Pollen is bad here too this year. Wait till you see my 'snow' picture tomorrow!

Natalie said...

the pollen is insane here and i have the red, itchy eyes to prove it.

i've never seen black swans before, very pretty! glad you had a nice picky-nicky. invite me next time!!

nat @book, line, and sinker (aka CWG)

Connie said...

I've never seen black swans before! Lovely, simply lovely! So glad you had a good time!

Anonymous said...

I feel so lucky not to have allergies. All that NOT cleaning must be paying off..

PS: most beautiful swans ever!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

beautiful! And I actually SAW Ike and Tina in concert!! (boy, am I dating myself here). C

SE'LAH... said...

fortunately, it rained today to wash away some of the pollen.

those swans are beautiful.

smoke-free said...

Lovely pics! They are very regal looking aren't they! xx

smoke-free said...

Ooooh I found an old post of mine and if you look carefully you may see a black swan. Originally coming over to this country from Spaon... I'm a history buff when it comes to animals! xx