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Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo Friday: Swans in Ireland

I've always loved swans.  They are so elegant and graceful.  In fact, one of my favorite books is E.B. White's classic, The Trumpet of the Swan.  Irish mythology is filled with stories about swans, too, including the Children of Lir who were turned into swans.  Personally, I was delighted to see so many families of swans.  The signets were still following their parents about on the waters, and they are darling little fluffy creatures. 

Here are just a few of my favorite swan photos from my trip to Ireland...


What are your favorite swan stories?

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Caitlin July 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

It's illegal to kill a swan in the UK because they are all owned by the monarch. If I ever meet the Queen, I'd be tempted to ask her what they taste like!

Angela K. Nickerson July 17, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

LOL! Caitlin, I hope she doesn't eat them... :)

Tim Marks July 17, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

The Silhouette is really nice. Those mute swans can get pretty nasty however.

Dominique July 18, 2009 at 7:52 AM  

Tim is not kidding when he says the mute swans can get nasty...and he left me to share our story...

From a previous Photo Friday of mine-mute swans and the supposed "outdoor writers" :lol:


marina villatoro July 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

i love swans. you know what's interesting. i haven't really seen any in costa rica, guatemala or central america. weird, huh!

Angela K. Nickerson July 18, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

Dominique, that story is hysterical! Thanks for the link!

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