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PostSubject: Summer of the Swans   Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:37 pm

All summer long, I've been trying to get a really good picture of a family of swans who have taken up residence on the lake at the campground. I've gotten some pretty good pictures - But today, I was out on a paddle boat, just relaxing, when the swans came swimming by. They didn't notice me until they were very close, because I wasn't paddling at the time . . . I was just sitting there. Then, they froze. So . . . . . there they sat, posing beautifully. . . . . Close enough that I could nearly reach out and touch them . . . . .


And I didn't have a camera. :Hahaha: bawling
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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:46 pm

Figures! ROTFL I would love to see the pictures you do have. :think:


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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:49 pm

Here's one of the pictures...........I'll try and find some more. Love Such beautiful creatures!

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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:08 pm









Oh..........and here's a picture of a storm cloud that came up while I was on the lake. It wasn't a big storm, thankfully!



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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:10 pm

They are beautiful!! Great Pictures, Savannah!

Isn't that the way it always works, though? :haha:





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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:32 pm

Those are wonderful pictures, Savannah. We see swans on the lake where we go camping. One time we got a really great site and were able to face the camper towards the lake, so I would go outside every morning and sit on the picnic table drinking my coffee and watching the swans. It was a peaceful and beautiful way to start the day!

I really love the picture of the storm cloud, with the sun's rays poking through. It's a beautiful shot.


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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:50 am

Great pictures Savannah. :camera: I don't see many swans around here. We do have herings (I think that's what they are called).
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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:02 pm

Great pics you got of them. We had a couple of ducks that took up a temp home in our backyard. They were close to being friendly to us too cause we used to put bread out for them. LOL We have tons of ducks and geese around cause of the area but these 2 were kind of our ducks. I think because we put up the pool in the backyard in the beginning of summer they decided not to come back. If they have its been in the front yard where we wouldn't see them much.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:45 pm

Those are great pictures, Savannah! We have deer that come through the backyard here pretty regularly. Of course, the only time I usually see them is in the morning when I'm leaving for work (without my camera). LOL, but they're still really neat to watch. I'm glad you got some pictures of the swans, they're beautiful birds!




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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:27 pm

Savannah, those are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing these!

You know, we don't see swans like we used to, especially in my childhood. They used to be all over Northern Michigan and now you're hard-pressed to find one. Even the ducks haven't been around like they used to be, at least while we were vacationing up there! I wonder what's going on? :think:


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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:54 pm

Hmm that is odd Amy. We have tons around here. There is a few parks in the area that have ponds for them and the geese. Plus the school my boys go to is down the block and they have a nice little farm that has ducks. I think this year we have seen more then usual around the area too over there. I know this cause of when we did get some rain the ducks flocked to the park we go through to get to the school and they left their little um "gifts" all over the walkways. LOL Its usually not like that at all. So maybe your ducks came here.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:41 am

Yep, I guess our Northern ducks got sick of these Michigan seasons and flew to California! LOL!

I don't know...Rob, you live up North, what do you think? Do you think there's less than usual?


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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:21 pm

I see quite a few ducks. Swans, not so much. We see more swans in the wintertime, usually on frigid cold mornings when the steam is rising off the river. That's always a pretty sight.

We also have a lot of bluejays, if anybody needs some. batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:52 pm

I don't know why we don't see ducks when we're there...usually we're there in July. That's good that you still see them Rob! I was getttng worried! I don't know about the swans...I just remember going to Traverse City, at least 4 times a year to visit my grandparents when I was a child all the way to my early 20's, and we could count on seeing many swans every day. :think:

Have fun with your bluejays, Rob! Wink Wink I'm sure they'll be coming down to visit me in a couple of months! grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:53 pm

Well, you guys have swans, geese, ducks and etc. I have nothing but squirrels! Not that I have problems with them, just stay away from my car! :cowboy:

Savannah, what beautiful pictures you took. I gotta say about that storm picture, doesn't it look like the sky is opening up to heaven? Beautiful picture!!



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PostSubject: Re: Summer of the Swans   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:30 am

those are such nice pictures Savannah.



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