"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Seven Swans A Swimming


Okay.  Maybe there's more than seven.   And maybe they aren't swimming.  But they are swans.  Tundra Swans, to be exact.



Not swimming, but perhaps dancing ...


Conga line, anyone???


Where?  Where's the Conga line?  Which way to the Conga line???



22 comments:

Faith said...

Now how come you know your swans from your swans? I thought they were all the same, although I do remember you asking which were in my photos.

Great pics!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Have a care if any of them send up a request for coats made of thistle.........

;)
xo

Marigold said...

Dear Faith,
Thank you! I know because I am a goat of superior intelligence (plus the Goatmother told me). :)

Marigold said...

Dear MiMi,
Indeed! :)

Candy C. said...

Well isn't that cool! I never even knew there were Tundra Swans! They are beautiful!! :)

Marigold said...

Dear Candy,
I guess you need to come visit the northern climes. :)

Millie said...

If they are anything like geese, you can keep them, but my human is positively drooling over my shoulder wanting to have some here to take pictures of. Silly humans.

Marigold said...

Dear Millie,
They like agricultural fields (that is a carrot patch they were in) so you better watch your corn field. :) I know what you mean, though. Those humans get all drooly over the darndest things.

goatsandhounds said...

I don't even know if we get swans, in our area... Very cool!

Ginnie said...

I think you could sell tickets for this: "Dance with swans! Conga line dancing for an extra fee!" I'd buy one.

Marigold said...

Dear Goats and Hounds,
Oh, you should see if you can find out. They truly are magnificent birds, especially in flight!

Marigold said...

Dear Ginnie,
Now there's what I like. An entrepreneurial spirit! :)

Snowcatcher said...

I'm with Ginnie! But you also made me want to get my little (or now big) behind back out there and shoot some more wildlife. These are such romantic creatures! (No, not THAT kind of romance!!! Just poetic looking.)

Marigold said...

Dear SnowCatcher,
You go! Get out there and capture that wildlife. :) Of course you know you will put my photos to shame. But that's okay. I have an excuse...hooves and small buttons and such. :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

They are gorgeous, and somehow "Tundra Swans" sounds so very adventurous and almost exotic (in a Northern kind of way). I think this type of swan may migrate through Wisconsin - they look familiar.

I think their favourite dance would be the Swanga. :)

(Or Swonga?)

Marigold said...

Dear Mrs. Micawber,
"Come on baby, shake your body, do that Swanga ... know you can't control yourself any longa ..." :)

Kelly said...

They are beautiful. We get Canadian Geese from time to time but never swans. Lots and lots of crows. Noisy, bossy crows. Much Love.

Marigold said...

Dear Kelly,
Yes, noisy, bossy, crows who are the biggest suet GLUTTONS! :)

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Goatmother!
well, the swans are always good to look at, they are beautiful..tundra..hmm..this region is present in Russia too :)
i love the fact that the swans actually speak :)hehe
have a lovely day!

Marigold said...

Dear Hindustanka,
Yes! Isn't it a marvel how far birds travel in their migrations? They seem to have tight knit family units as well...hmmm...speaking, eh? I need to do a little research! :)

Hindustanka said...

Hello, Goatmother!
Hope you are doing well:) No posts for long time. Take care!

Marigold said...

Dear Hindustanka,
I'm comin', I'm comin'! Soon! Stupid muse has been on vacation again! :)