Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Pond Swans

You all know how disappointed I was when my sister and I took that little road trip the other day and the batteries in my camera died before I could get a picture of the swans. So my sister, even after I made the crack about her driving, and maybe mentioning the fact that perhaps she might not be all that knowledgeable when it comes to computers, put all that aside and went back to Grangers Pond, braving the bugs, snakes and whatever else was lurking in the bushes, to capture these for me.

Knowing her, she was probably knee deep in water trying to get the best shot. Well, maybe not knee deep….. probably not even ankle deep….. maybe just the soles of her shoes got slightly damp if anything, but nevertheless, here is what she got.

First some pictures of the “Pond”. Not a pond at all as you can see. Isn’t it gorgeous there?




And now……. drum roll please……..


They’re just so regal and elegant


Don’t they look as if they think they own the place


I’m surprised they aren’t wearing little crowns on their little heads.

So, great job Betty. And although I’m still pretty sure you had someone else get them from the camera to the computer and send them in the e-mail, I won’t mention it. As far as anyone else knows, it was all you!!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know darn well it wasn't me that downloaded it on the computer. No telling where it would have landed if I did. I just love that pond. It started out when a guy with the last name of Granger owned the land and a business of selling sand which he dug from his property. That was before we moved here. Middle sis

flydragon said...

Betty,
Now see, I didn't tell everyone that you couldn't put them on the computer, you did.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, you all!!! Beautiful. Both the swans and Grangers. Thanks for sharing:-)

SisterNan

Not Very Anonymous Mom said...

they DO look like they should be wearing crowns!

what a beautiful pond, i didn't even know it was around.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your sis is very talented! Hi Betty!! Wonderful pictures!
A very pretty place, and yes the swans look very regal. So this guy sold sand dug it out and voila a pond!:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Nan and Betty.. Flydragon, I think I have read about your sisters someplace..I know The Dick and Jane books I read way back in first grade! :)

flydragon said...

Nan,
Aren't they great. And Betty put them on the computer herself!! :)

NVAM
Something about those looooong necks and the way they hold their head. Royalty.

Farside,
Betty is very good with that camera. And that pond has all kinds of other critters living there, too. Have to go back, soon, to get some more pics.
And you might be right about Nancy and Betty in the Dick and Jane books. They're both old enough to be in them. snicker, snicker

Anonymous said...

Hey you must be Sally. She wasn't that much younger. Middle sis

flydragon said...

Betty,
I have never heard of any Sally. I think you made that up.

Anonymous said...

She was the little sister along with Spot and Puff. Dog and cat.Middle sis

flydragon said...

Betty,
I also don't remember any Spot or Puff, so there.

Anonymous said...

Well, they say memory is one of the first things to go!

Fla Brat

flydragon said...

fla.brat,
What's the second one, or did you tell me that already?

Susie said...

The reason they weren't wearing their crowns is because they probably were being cleaned and polished at the jewelers.

That's a beautiful picture of the not so small pond.

flydragon said...

Susie,
Could be that they don't wear their crowns because all those heavy jewels give them an aching loooong neck.

Dog_geek said...

Beautiful swans! And what a great sister to do that for you! Now you'll have to stop talking bad about her, right? ... Right?

flydragon said...

DG,
I'll definitely have to stop talking bad about her. Well, if not stop at least cut down a little bit. Well, if not cut down a little at least I'll....umm.....

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful blue pond and sky.

Whenever I see white swans, I think of the ballet, Swan Lake--altho the birds are more graceful and lovely than the dancers.
Marnie

flydragon said...

Marnie,
Looking at them I just get so relaxed and calm. Good for the soul.

Msrobin said...

I'm so glad you finally got a photo of those swans, and a pretty one at that!

flydragon said...

msrobin,
So am I even if I wasn't the one to take them.

TC said...

Betty, thanks for helping.

FD: Why do your sisters post as "anonymous?"

flydragon said...

TC,
They comment as anonymous because they don't want anyone to know they're related to me (that obviously doesn't work since they sign off as sis, and in case anyone missed that, I told everyone about them, more than once I might add.)

TC said...

I see. I'll have to find your posts about them.