Swan Lake

The story of becoming beautiful isn’t about the ugly duckling becoming a swan; it is about the ugly duckling realising it was a swan all along.” ~ Leta Greene

SONY DSCAt the start of 2019, my partner GC and I introduced a monthly Colour Challenge for our site Weekly Prompts, and for the month of June, the colour is White!

Towards the end of March, during one of my regular strolls around a favourite lake I was most fortunate to be privy to a wonderful sight – A pair of beautiful white swans building a nest. I feel privileged to have witnessed this view.

Each swan worked tirelessly;  the male tugged and pulled up reeds from the water’s edge and carefully placed them next to the female swan, in turn, the female picked up the reeds and diligently began forming their new nest; what teamwork!

Swimming close by was a group of youngsters from last year and still sporting a few dusky brown feathers.


The nest is now hidden from view by tall grass and reeds and is fenced off. The Cygnets are either well hidden or not born yet, however; I did manage to spot a couple of very new ducklings in the conservation area.


SONY DSCA Favourite – Tchaikovsky The Swan Theme from Swan Lake

Alternatively, why not sit back and watch the ballet!

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019  Photo Challenge White from Weekly Prompts, also linked to View from the Ragtag Community.

Weekly Prompts publishes Wednesday and Saturday 07:00 AM (UK) 00:00 EDM (CA)

(C) All photos are my own.


21 thoughts on “Swan Lake

    1. Thank you very much, I was so fortunate to see the nest building. I understand they are very protective of their young, that apart, the ones on this lake don’t appear to be worried by the presence of humans. Probably because so many people feed them!

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  1. Murphy's Law

    The nest building is fascinating. Teamwork indeed! The beauty and gracefulness of swans is awesome. The photos you captured are excellent Sue. But that last shot of the two little ones is priceless! Look at those little faces!!

    Thanks for the great videos!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  2. gc

    Bravo Susan! Yours was a truly cygnet(ure) performance. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. It was a write up on team work, grace, personal perception and the joys of life and music. xx

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