Monday, 13 June 2011

Nature Diary

June 3rd
Overgrown woodland teeming with life, stagnant ponds, hot and humid air (24 degrees celsius), partially dried up lake, baby frogs making their journey from water to grass land, dragonflies mating - a fluttering routine in mid air and pausing on a reed to catch sun rays, water boatman, bubbles appearing on the water’s surface, damselflies, gloomy swamp with flies and gnats, a wasp snacking on pollen, newborn animals everywhere - ducklings, cygnets, chicks, seagull fledglings, wagtail and magpie young...

A waterfall at the end of the stream where we once saw a white crane, the green lands, luscious meadow bathed in balmy light, the river at Devoran, boats bobbing on the tide, an island with a moored boat, swan feathers washed ashore and the sound of oars hitting the water.
 
 
June 6th
Stumbled upon two mute swans with their six juvenile cygnets. They were wandering on land, between sand and sea. The pen and cob acted as protective guardians, snapping at neighbouring ducks and jackdaws scouring the ground for food. My love fed the small but healthy bundles of feather and down, while I captured their charm on camera.
It was such an incredible, heart-warming sight... I felt blessed to witness such a beautiful ritual of swans tending to their young.
































































8 comments:

Robin said...

Wonderful!

Thea said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - oh! and what a wonderful choice of music. i love reading about your little adventures. x

Robin Harney said...

Gorgeous! I was debating taking a nature walk today, but now I'm 100% decided. I wish I were lucky enough to stumble upon some baby cygnets, but I think that's unlikely. Thankfully these pictures have satisfied my hunger for cuteness. :)

Amalia K said...

This is such a breathtaking collection, Natalee! I'm just mesmerized... :)

faerie finder said...

oooooh i am so excited about our swap too!
swan swan leaf sweet river green velvet ♥
oooooooooooooo totems!
i just found i am being followed by a badger!
he is teaching me to stand my ground and be brave.
i love my little badger and he is a crabby grump
but he is sweet too ♥ he doesnt want hugs,
but i give them to him anyway.
oh lovely lovely you are so lovely
we shall chat on etsy to exchange addresses.
um. why didnt we just do it when we were together!?
hahahah the faeries were dancing in our heads too much. swan hugs graceful :*
♥ xoxo

Pixie said...

Your blog is so magical.......beautiful........enchanting.......
Pixie.

faerie finder said...

ooh lovely faery fest post swanling!
want to leave some acorn cups but
for some reason i dont see the place.
so im down here under the swanny nests
leaving you faery hugs & kisses
xoxoxox

Tales from the Dryad Forest said...

Robin ~ Thank you ♥ x

Thea ~ Thank you my dear. Heh heh, cannot go wrong with The Lord of The Rings music score! x

Robin ~ Thank you lovely. I hope you enjoyed your nature walk. I'm sure there are many beautiful things where you dwell. x

Amalia ~ Thank you for your kind words, dear ♥ x

Pixie ~ Hello! Thank you so much dear heart x

Steffie ~ Hello my lovely. Sorry I haven't allowed you to leave an acorn cup, I felt that it was too short a post, heh heh. I was going to say that I met lovely, lovely people... but then I decided to save it for another post {you'll see ♥}
Warmest wishes and faerie kisses xox
Ooh, I only just stumbled upon your Etsy message... ♥ *flutters over there to reply*