Sunday, 29 May 2016

Somethings are just worth waiting for

Hellloooo again my friends, hellooo .... just called to say .... somethings are just worth waiting for .....soooo are you sitting comfortably with cuppa and goodies ... yes ... then I will begin ...lol 
A wayyyy tooooo many years ago ( approx 19 ish )  this wee mouse was walking our then pooch Bracken along the canal about this time of year  .... it was a glorious day and the birds were chirping away merrily ... Backen was having a good ole sniff at all the flowers and plants surrounding the path we were walking on, when I spied ..... a swan with her baby cygnets on her back ... and it was simply gorgeous to look at ... she was only a few yards away and was quite happy for us to smile and awww at her wee ones ....there was only one slight hicup in the proceedings .. no camera and no phone with a camera ( not sure they were out then either ...lol) and so the magical moment passed without it being recorded apart from in my memories .... until yesterday ....
As some of you may know I have been swan watching .... we have a pair that have built a nest and I have been trying to pop up once a week to see how things are progressing ... I even googled how long the incubation period was, as  I was worried about the length of time it was taking .... even peeps I saw on the walk were wondering the same too when we conversed at the spot near the nest ... especially after seeing her roll the eggs last weekend ....
Yesterday was a glorious May day and Master Bentley wanted to go out earlier than normal and  something made me grab my camera and take it on our walk , we stretched out our  paws towards the nest and ....... the eggs had hatched squeeeeee ..... there were at first, three bundles of grey down and then a fourth one appeared and its this wee one that is on the back of the parent having a ride .... you can't imagine how happy dancing I was to get this on film and to see it again ....even Master Bentley was impressed ... I stood there for quite a while taking photos from this angle and that angle ...lol 
eventually I came home with a spring in my step and a big grin on my face to have seen it  once more and got it to show you all too ....
Even the water turtle was out again and I got a clearer shot of him ... and a wee baby robin came to say hello as well ....Bentley even posed for some photos too ....
I went back again this morning and took some more photos of the wee ones and the parents and saw moor hens and some ducklings as well .....sooo another fab photo shot day ...lol 
I have been doing some stitching honest ...lol I am trying to get the border done on my LittleHouseNeedleworks .... little neighbourhood ...( i think thats its title ???) I remembered the other day that I actually won this chart on the LHN yahoo group , we were playing bingo and I won the game .... and Diane sent it to me too  :) 
Well I am all packed ready for the wee holiday tomorrow with DD1 and I am looking forward to going and having some RR and taking lots of photo memories to show you :) as well as getting some stitching done on the evenings ...
I will bob the kettle back on again for you all and get the photos sorted for you to ooooo and awwwww at :)
Donatello posing ..lol

wee baby robin about two feet from mine

landed long enough for a shot

all together now awwwww


bigger than the last lot I saw ...



would love to know what she is saying ....




this is the littlest one ...

feeding in the murky water ...

borrowing the nest for five ...lol

come on grannie hurry up ...

did you want me to smile ???

posing for me

awwwwwww

some one is looking over your shoulder ....


littlest one again



Mrs Pheasent at dawn oclock one morning


love the golden colour of the moon and it really was this colour too

the border is down the left hand side to the bottom now ..
Awwww just looked at all the photos again ....I am not sorry there is a lot again hahahahah ....
I shall leave you now and go and get some beauty sleep ready for the journey tomorrow and I shall catch up with you all again soon .... take care one and all and happpyyy stitching .... love mouse xxxxxxxx
 

18 comments:

CatsnCorgis said...

Mouse, you photos are beautiful! So endearing. I haven't ever seen the little ones either. Thanks for sharing the pics. Sally

Beth said...

Oh to be in Yorkshire now that spring is here! Mouse those are absolutely wonderful photos! I ooohed and aaahed at the darling cygnets for sure. The wee robin is adorable to as is Master Bentley. You are becoming most comfortable with your camera and taking some stunning photos.

hazel c UK said...

Stunning photos Mouse, the baby swans are so cute.
Enjoy your wee break with your daughter.

Hugs
Hazel c uk

KimM said...

These photos are absolutely stunning. I love, LOVE seeing the wee swan getting a free ride. I've never seen anything like that before. Thank you for sharing with all of us. P.S. Master Bentley looks quite dapper, I must say 😃
xxx

Julie said...

Your little cygnets are adorable, how fabulous to be able to stand an capture such delightful family scenes along the waterway. Love Mr donatello's pose, he does look impressed you wanted to take his piccie.
Have a super relaxing time away

Tricia T said...

Cutest picture ever! I have never seen baby cygnets in real life! I love the one where it is riding on the parent swan's back!!

Vickie said...

That baby robin and the cygnets are precious! Thanks for sharing this wonderful new skill you have Michelle!

Angela said...

Your photos are lovely :)

Carol said...

Oh, those cygnets are precious, indeed!! I am loving your photos, Michelle--thank you so much for the info on your camera--it really takes great photos (well, with a lot of help from you!!).

Enjoy your week!

Jo said...

lovely photos and I adore the one of Master Bentley in the grass. Just so cute.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wonderful wildlife photos this week.
And great work on your Little Neighbourhood too.

Thoeria said...

Absolutely gorgeous pics Ms Mouse!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Ohhhh soooo cute!!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Nature is just magical sometimes! So glad you shared these photos with us. Have a good week!

Sally said...

Fantastic photos Mouse! I just love swans. I noticed the other day that there is a swan sitting on a nest so I shall keeping an eye on her! I'll have to go and look if the weather is decent tomorrow! The other one's babies are growing nicely and she has 8 ( she did have 9).

Your LHN piece is coming along well.

Enjoy your break :)

Andrea said...

Your photos are stunning. Love the swan family.

Denise SA said...

Beautiful thanks for sharing

Crazee4books said...

Hello Mouse!!!

So how was your vacation away with DD1? Hope that you both had a fabulous
time and excellent weather for your adventures ... and took lots and lots of
photos. Can't wait to see them.

As always I love seeing all the pictures that you took ... and most especially
the ones of the downy darlings .... the baby swans. The pictures of Jr riding
on it's mother's back are just adorable and heart meltingly cute! What a
great opportunity for you to happen a second time.

The pictures of Bentley show him off to great advantage. Such a handsome
fella. The others of various flora and fauna are just as amazing and fun too.
I don't recall ever seeing a picture of a baby Robin before so thank you for that.

You're almost done with LHN Neighbourhood and it looks amazing! I've got
that in my stash and hope to get around to it someday. Beautiful colours
and I love LHN house styles and ... oh, those sheep!!

Cheers!!