Wednesday, 23 January 2013

B Is For Bulrush


Yes, the plants are Bulrush but it is the swans that initially caught my eye yesterday.  Coombe Pool was frozen, and I could not believe seeing so many swans sitting on the ice.

Here is the full shot with more Bulrush plants, ice, snow and more snow.



Oh, one more thing.  Just about got these swans flying by.  I want to have a go at capturing this sort of sight again.  They are majestic.  Oldly, their wings make quite a lot of noise. (Cue - get the camera ready quick :)


Apologies that I have deviated slightly on the ABC Wednesday theme.  It isn't 'S' today.  For more from those who have loyally stuck to 'B', please follow the link - ABC Wednesday.


17 comments:

Kate said...

The BULRUSH photos are perfect! Really looks like winter!! Glad you were able to see the swans in flight. Kate, ABC Team

Denise Nesbitt said...

Love the lond necks of the swans - so beautiful. Very similar to the stance of the canada geese we see above us heading to the local ponds.
Denise ABC Team

Tanya said...

these photos are beautiful! silly swans sitting on the ice! they are just so elegant. i've never seen one in flight before.

Roger Owen Green said...

Bulrush works for us, tho!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

LONDONLULU said...

Gorgeous and graceful Birds, framed Beautifully by Bulrush - lovely B post! Thank you for encouraging me to give ABC Wednesday a whirl, it was so fun to try it today!:)

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you, Kate. What a stroke of luck that those plants met the 'B' criteria :).

Denise - Yes, now that I have seen those swans in flight, I agree. We have some Canadian geese at Coombe too.

Tanya - I can't figure it out either. Why risk the chance of getting stuck. The fox I saw the other day was on the ice too.

Thanks, Roger.

And, Lulu - So glad you joined in. It is fun. Your life will change. We are forever put initials to just about everything we see now. Honestly! Even Mr LOL is...ha ha!

Deb said...

They just might be Bewick Swans, that would qualify! Nice Bulrushes too.

SRQ said...

I'm not familiar with bulrush. That's a good one for 'B'. The swans and snow are a delightful addition. So pretty.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful Birds those Swans in the Bulrush!!! We have a flock of birds that stays at Twin Lakes as it get iced over too...fascinating isn't it?!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh Deb, I should have consulted you first :).

Cheers SRQ!

Chieftess - It really is fascinating and I did notice all the extra 'B's you managed to include...super!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Birds and bullrushes, that's a Beautiful 'B' post I Believe LOL.. Nice work..

Adele said...

Beautiful B! I didn't know that swans would just sit on the ice like that. But I guess they can't go inside and sit on the sofa, right?

Daryl said...

good golly its cold there .. thought that swan was stuck in the ice

LOLfromPasa said...

He he, Adele. They should go over to the hotel :). You and PerthDP do a great job to get in as many 'B's as possible. It is noticed!

LOLfromPasa said...

Daryl...have a look at the one on the right...it is standing up. I was worried when I first saw them.

Leslie: said...

What a beautiful and serene looking area! Absolutely gorgeous photos!

Leslie
abcw team

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks, Leslie. I really do enjoy ABC Wednesdays.