Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I took my camera and my cross-country skis
 to visit the big trumpeter swans.
  Sometimes you see animals act a lot like people.

 Here we see Mr. and Mrs. Trumpeter going for a walk.

 Mrs. T. thinks they need to go for a swim and maybe 
find some yummy organic moss on the bottom of the river to eat.

Mr. T. is not too keen on the idea.  That is ICE water after all.

 Mrs. T. is getting a drink of that cold water while her
guy is just shaking his head.

 She is telling him how it's not so bad and, anyway, he needs the exercise.

He walks up and down along the edge of the ice.

 You can almost hear him say, "FINE!" or something even stronger.

 He dips in one big foot after the other.

 (Grumble, grumble, grumble)

"My feet are cold!"  "Oh, you're fine.  Keep swimming."


Linda Sue said...

No way would I do that for ANYBODY even if they called me sissypants- Mr T. really should grow a pair and tell her NOPE! she is clearly insane...your barn is awesome! LOVE!!!!

TALON said...

Love your photo essay, Leenie! I'm pretty sure Mr. T did use strong language (because he'd be a goose if he didn't - lol - my pathetic joke). They are so beautiful...and they suit the ice and snow so well, don't they? Thank you for venturing out to capture them and sharing it!

Anzu said...

I like your lovely and funny story.
( ´艸`) Woman is strong enough to get a chance anywhere and anytime.

fifi said...

That is so gorgeous. So beautiful where you live...
But thank goodness he didnt insist she fetch the moss FOR him!

Anairam said...

Hahaha - Scenes from Married Life!

Carla said...

The first thing that comes to mind after "Beautiful", is "Bbbrrrr!"
I love your watercolor. The old, red barn is perfect.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Exquisite photographs and amusing commentary - loved it. Have a lovely Christmas.

Flea said...

I'm cold just looking at it. The swans are beautiful, though. But ice water! Gah!

Anonymous said...

The header is great. You are so talented. I'm with Mr. Swan. I'm always the last one to dive into the water, even when the weather is hot.

susan m hinckley said...

Hee hee . . . who needs good Christmas books when we have Leenie's blog?! LOVE your new header. You are truly gifted (no holiday pun intended.)