Sunday, December 5, 2010

At the Mill Pond

swans mosaic

I had to see our family Doctor in nearby Richmond Hill the other day.  My foot has healed now and I can get back to normal activities.   I will have to watch where I am going.   Oh, and I have to have a bone scan too.    On my way home I decided to pass by the Mill Pond in the centre of town for a quick look to see if there was anything to photograph.   It was chilly that day but there were three white swans on the bank and some seagulls out in the middle.  There was a find skim of ice over the pond.  I quickly captured these lovely creatures and then scee-daddled back to the van.  

I am joining Mary our hostess for Mosaic Monday.   Hope you are not too stressed out with the Christmas shopping.  We decorated the Christmas tree so you will see some of the ornamentation over the coming weeks.   Have a great week.  Valerie

30 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

OMG, that is beautiful. Swams are such gracefull looking birds. Glad the foot is healed and you can on with your Christmas shopping. Take care and have a wonderful week. Jen

Kate said...

What graceful beauties. Your mosaic captures them so nicely. Glad to hear you're on the mend. It's never any fun to have foot problems. Especially during such a busy time of year!

eileeninmd said...

I love the pretty swans, great shots. Glad to hear you are doing better. Take care!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Lovely shots!!! I love the heart shape between the swans!!!

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! It's as if they were posing for you!!! Cathy

EG Wow said...

The swans make such a lovely mosaic, Valerie. I'm so glad your foot is healed. :)

Dishesdone said...

What a beautiful sight to see, I can understand why you would stop :)

ellen b said...

Oh what beautiful captures. Love your mosaic!

Vee said...

Swans are so beautiful. We collect them here. No, not real ones, but decorative ones. You did a great job of capturing them in their various poses; it makes for an elegant mosaic.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic of such lovely birds.
Take care.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gorgeous swans! They are beautiful but I know from personal experience they can be quite aggressive too!

Bernie said...

It's great to hear your foot is on the mend! Fabulous mosaic ... they are gorgeous photos.

Anja said...

Dear Valerie, nice to hear that you can walk again. Your Mosaic is very nice in its atmosphere with these majestical swans. Looking forward to see your Christmas tree decorations.
Have a good week! Anja

Pondside said...

Swans are always so elegant, in the water and in the air. I like to go down to the Esquimalt Lagoon to see them - and I love it when they make a 'heart' with their necks!

Ingmarie We said...

Elegans swans, beautifully photographed. And you have a lovely mosaic too of your photos.

Cyndy said...

Those are lovely photos Sandy - best wishes and prayers for healing.

Mary said...

Beautiful photos~ love the heart created by the two facing each other :-)

Pam said...

White Swans are such beautiful creatures. Your mosaic shots of them are stunning, Valerie.
be well, be happy,
Pam

Life Images by Jill said...

Beautiful photos on your site. Thankyou for sharing with us. Have a wonderful Christmas in the company of those you love.

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful swans. Glad to hear your foot is back to normal.

Mary Elizabeth said...

The swans are beautiful!
Although my only experience with a swan involved a golf course, lots of squawking, and me running!!
They are beautiful creatures though!

M.E.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty mosaic! Great photos.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
I spent many a winter skating on the Mill Pond as I grew up in Richmond Hill.
The swans you captured there are beautiful - glad you braved the cold to photograph them.
Judith

LDH said...

So, so beautiful! Lovely shots and mosaic!

Francisca said...

Lucky us you decided to take the little detour to pass by the Mill Pond; your swan mosaic is delightful! Happy healing for your foot.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Soooo beautiful!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Lovely! I hope your foot continues to heal well.

Kristy said...

So pretty!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful detour to take. Your photos are gorgeous. Such graceful, elegant creatures.

Miss Kodee said...

I remember walking my children around this pond in all four seasons! Looks mighty chilly for those swans today!

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