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Today on a Swan lake.


This is the place, which I didn´t visit for years. We call it Swan lake, although it is, in fact, a dead branch of the Danube. Swans from all over the Europe arrive each year to spend the winter here.
Long time ago, I used to come here every weekend with my uncle and his dog. He died this year.

Beautiful birds, which are sometimes used as symbols of fidelity….

They were sunbathing on sunken trunks of trees…

…greasing their white feather coat with beaks….

…or just crossing with dignity and charm the lake with their kids, which still have grey feathers…

Some of them were having a nap….

The silence of a sunny but freezing winter day was interrupted from time to time by strange crackly noises, by which these beautiful birds communicate together, no matter where they were born.
Scientists learned, that swans as well as other birds use different “dialects”, but the basic language is common, no matter if the bird comes from Norway or Italy. How beautiful and simple was life before Babylon Tower :)

Bird of prey circulating above the banks of the bay…

Is this its nest: Looks very strange…the builder was probably a chaotic bird…probably raven?

What a nice place to spend a winter time :)

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Some wonderful photo`s Kat, it looks a lovely place, I like the light filtering through the trees and the grasses swaying but still showing their seedheads, I am always drawn to swans, they are such a beautiful graceful bird, very hard to resist...

30 Dec, 2012


amazing view especially the swan , very lovely:-))

30 Dec, 2012


Thank you :)

30 Dec, 2012


Lovely pictures and nice blog Katarina. Enjoyed it very much. Very nicely put together.
Thank you for posting.

30 Dec, 2012


Thank you Klahanie :)

31 Dec, 2012


What a beautiful plce - and lovely photos!

31 Dec, 2012


Thank you and Happy New Year, Melchi :)

1 Jan, 2013


Thank you very much :)
A Happy New year to you, too.

3 Jan, 2013

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