Wednesday, October 10, 2007

(Green Turtle) Pond-erings

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Sunday morning found us not mushroom hunting, but paddling our canoe. The morning was pleasant and not too humid or warm, like it would become in the afternoon. As we rounded the bend to one of the little coves, we saw a mother swan with her nearly-grown cygnets. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: who in the world came up with the word cygnet for a baby swan? It doesn’t fit at all! Let’s paddle a bit closer, shall we?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The youngsters are an interesting color at this age. Not quite white, but losing the brownish color they’ve worn for so long. I think they are quite lovely! I love the long reflections of their necks.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


The woodsy reflections were lovely, too.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We disturbed a double-crested cormorant trying to fish.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

All in all, a lovely fowl-filled paddle around the pond.

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