Swan Lake Family

The Swans live on a small lake just up the road from us . There were three cygnets but sadly now only two. Nature can be hard. My photo is a response to Terri’s Sunday Stills Song Lyric Photo challenge.

There are no lyrics for the music I have chosen. Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky . But here is a video. The music is very beautiful and the story is of love and tragedy but there is a happy ending. So for my swans there is also love and tragedy but the two cygnets, still growing and thriving , are the happy ending. Go to minute 3:30 on the video for the start of the “swan” ballet where the Princess is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer!

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20 responses to “Swan Lake Family”

  1. Emma Cownie Avatar

    Snapping turtles and coyotes! I am not surprised that some years none survive!

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  2. whippetwisdom Avatar

    Beautiful music Anne and here’s hoping the remaining cygnets will grow into healthy and happy swans 💛🙏 xxx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I hope so too Xenia.

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  3. Kirstin Avatar

    Love your choice of photo and the song you chose

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  4. pattimoed Avatar

    Hi, Anne. What a lovely, peaceful image. I’m sorry that one cygnet died. Yes, nature’s rules are tough. The music is lovely. La Scala! One day I’ll see a performance there, I hope. 😀

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Patti. I would love to get to La Scala as well.

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  5. Tina Schell Avatar

    Oh they are so lovely Anne – but rumor has it that they can be very aggressive and I’m sure having young ones with them makes them even more so. Glad that the two cygnets survived, so many do not.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Every year the two swans arrive and then two Canada geese try to claim the small lake. The swans always win. Thanks for your comment Tina.

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  6. J.W.S. Avatar

    The photo was lovely. Sadly, I could not access the video. In any occasion, you are so lu Ky to have local swans in your area.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m sorry you could not access the video. I assumed since it was You Tube it would be available everywhere. We have swans in that lake every year. Some years several Cygnets survive and other years none survive. Snapping turtkes get the young ones in the water. We also have coyotes on land. I’m not sure what got one this year as it was bigger when it disappeared.

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      1. J.W.S. Avatar

        Nature can seem cruel sometimes.

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      2. J.W.S. Avatar

        Nature can be cruel sometimes.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Indeed it can.

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  7. Irene Avatar

    What a peaceful scene. 😊

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  8. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Just under the wire for getting onto the link list, Anne! Beautiful, poignant inspiration from Swan Lake, recognizing that nature can indeed be harsh.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Terri.i appreciate you letting me under that wire!

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  9. Mya Avatar

    That’s a great photo! Nature can be tough. My two swans left the water way by my house…I was sad about that.. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you and have a good day!

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