Grace and Beauty

KL’s photoprompt this week reminds me of our days on the boat and the swans that would come alongside us showing off their cygnets as they were growing up.
Her picture below could well have been taken on one of our journeys up river as we had swans visit us there too. .

Family – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows two large swans and 3 smaller swans all swimming together.

My Mum loved swans and when my Dad died in 1996, my brother, sister and I clubbed together to adopt a swan for her. She named it Henry after my Dad and was looking forward to hearing about it as it grew up, took a mate and produced offspring. Sadly, there was no trace of it after that first year and all she ever received was their newsletter.
She was bitterly disappointed, so it was wonderful that we had our own swans in the marina and could provide photos via emails to my sister as to how many eggs, hatchings and survivors in due course.




Swans on the marina 2015 and 2016

Written for KL Caley’s write photo 19th May.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Grace and Beauty

  1. Carol anne says:

    How cool you had so many swans! I love swans! xo

    • Broods of between 5 and 7 though no all survived. We understand broods of ducklings are in the park, but the crows and seagulls are picking them off. So sad. We haven’t been in for ages because Maya ate goose poo and it was not nice getting it out of her gob!

  2. Funny you mention about adopting a swan. One year we adopted a wolf. Never heard from the program once we sent the money in and we got the poster.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    That’s really sweet, must be wonderful to watch them grow 😊

    • It was and they seemed to know Maggie wasn’t a threat which is why they came so close. We never fed them, but it was wonderful to open the blinds and see them there,

  4. willowdot21 says:

    What a beautiful present ❤️💜💜

  5. KL Caley says:

    This is so beautiful. Lovely cheerful images. What a wonderful present, I didn’t realise you could do that. Thank you so much for joining in with #writephoto. KL ❤

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