Swan Lake – the frozen version

A while back – before the ice melted on the lake –

Stormy pink clouds attracted my attention.

Swans

 

Among the reflected clouds,

I saw a feathered group of swans,

Enjoying the dawn.

Iced swans

They remained there for a long time,

As if frozen to the ice.

Later on, they were gone

And only their memory — along with the clouds –

Remained.

Iced clouds

For more n-ice shots, please visit: Skywatch.

 

97 responses

  1. Swan lake is a superb name, so vast and colourful.

    April 3, 2014 at 13:56

  2. Stunning LF!

    April 3, 2014 at 13:57

  3. I do like the reflections of sky upon ice. Nicely done. :-)

    April 3, 2014 at 14:14

  4. Those photos look so peaceful.. LOVE the swans…. Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    April 3, 2014 at 14:17

  5. Dumb-founded with praise: God paints on a huge canvas with an awe-inspiring palette! Thank you for storing these lovely memories in photo form!

    April 3, 2014 at 14:26

  6. Such beautiful colours that make your photographs look like water colours.

    April 3, 2014 at 14:52

  7. Wow, this is stunning.

    April 3, 2014 at 15:02

  8. indrani

    Beautiful pics.

    April 3, 2014 at 15:06

  9. stunning images – and beautiful words to go with them. Both are poetry to my eyes and ears. Love that pink sky and the beautiful reflections. Enjoy the start of spring and have a wonderful weekend ahead. and thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

    April 3, 2014 at 15:23

  10. I LOVE these photos – especially the first one, the dock makes the shot perfect – oh my, you do have the eye!

    April 3, 2014 at 15:27

  11. All three photos are beautiful, but the first one is spectacular with regard to color and contrast. Some of the elements like the clouds have a fuzziness and dreaminess in their translucence and they contrast dramatically against the outlines, deep and opaque colors of the dock in the forefront and red home or barn along with the white swans in the distance. It holds my interest quite well. As always, a great eye for a great shot.

    April 3, 2014 at 16:01

  12. oh my goodness, these are exquisitely beautiful photographs!

    April 3, 2014 at 16:21

  13. Extremely beautiful.

    April 3, 2014 at 16:23

  14. so incredibly gorgeous is your view!!

    April 3, 2014 at 16:56

  15. These are all beautiful, as usual. Your words are also beautiful.

    April 3, 2014 at 16:58

  16. great photo in a great atmosphere!

    April 3, 2014 at 17:05

  17. Amazing photos of the beautiful colours in the sky and wather and the reflections on water. Thanks again, Lady Fi! Happy spring!

    April 3, 2014 at 17:11

  18. Such breathtaking captures!! Love the soft colors and those happy, beautiful swans! Have a lovely weekend!

    April 3, 2014 at 17:33

  19. Oh, those colours and the swans, like a dream! Great captures.
    Happy Sky Watch,
    Merisi

    April 3, 2014 at 17:37

  20. Jaw dropping captures! Pure beauty!

    April 3, 2014 at 17:40

  21. Pat

    The colors reflected on the ice are so beautiful!

    April 3, 2014 at 17:41

  22. These are spectacular shots. You get such lovely colors reflected on the ice.

    April 3, 2014 at 17:42

  23. What a stunning range of colours!

    April 3, 2014 at 17:44

  24. Photos full of delicacy , very interesting tones in the frozen lake of swans !

    April 3, 2014 at 18:13

  25. Your photos have a dream like quality. The colors are so exquisite they are almost impossible to imagine!

    April 3, 2014 at 18:34

  26. Always remarkably beautiful views at your place!
    ~Lindy

    April 3, 2014 at 18:38

  27. You have the most gorgeous pinks and purples in your sky.

    April 3, 2014 at 18:43

  28. I so love these magnificent shots.
    Could gaze at them all day.
    Those colors are stunning :)

    April 3, 2014 at 19:22

  29. This is the kind of dawn I would like to wake up to every morning! Totally exquisite!

    April 3, 2014 at 19:24

  30. Lovely poetic scenes! Sigh-worthy!

    April 3, 2014 at 19:27

  31. Lovely!!!

    April 3, 2014 at 19:29

  32. Beautiful!!!

    April 3, 2014 at 19:32

  33. Oh my. You have started my morning with a blast of incredible beauty. Thank you.

    April 3, 2014 at 19:52

  34. Joy

    Awesome photos:)

    April 3, 2014 at 20:29

  35. mir

    what a beautiful nature you capture with your camera, magnific!

    April 3, 2014 at 20:37

  36. Ela

    You showed gorgeous views and so amazing colors ! Thank you very much for sharing !
    Greetings

    April 3, 2014 at 20:45

  37. daryledelstein

    but what a strong memory they provided

    April 3, 2014 at 20:59

  38. Jim

    Fiona, you have such wonderfully inspired mornings. Thank you.

    April 3, 2014 at 21:21

  39. I love the colors and how you’ve captured the textures as well. It makes me want to be there with all my senses! Thank you Fiona.

    April 3, 2014 at 22:19

  40. nocolebolo


    With or without swans the lake is wonderful. The pink clouds are splendid.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    April 3, 2014 at 22:44

  41. Both nature and a photographer at their best!

    April 3, 2014 at 23:23

  42. Pretty swans and a lovely view! The colors are just gorgeous.. Have a happy weekend!

    April 3, 2014 at 23:35

  43. Beautiful colours and I just love swans. I’m glad there are so many on the river here.

    April 3, 2014 at 23:46

  44. Beautiful pink hues in these photos.

    April 3, 2014 at 23:56

  45. Hudson Howl

    Perfect -words and pictures. SPRING???? Yes? Yes!

    Whistler Swans and Tundra Swans have all been migrating over head or held up in secluded fields and marshes for bad weather to pass. Every time I’ve been close the weather was rotten or I didn’t have a camera -but have the memory an that’s whats counts.

    April 4, 2014 at 02:14

  46. Love the colors of the last shot. I wish the swans were so much more closer as that would have been an extraordinary shot! Guess they did not cooperate!

    April 4, 2014 at 03:38

  47. Wonderful colors! Breath taking!

    April 4, 2014 at 03:41

  48. Swans, lakes and ice…all tied for most beautiful.

    April 4, 2014 at 05:07

  49. Ah, these make me swoon.

    April 4, 2014 at 05:38

  50. ha it almost looks like they are walking on water…as there is the slight illusion of fluidity….
    beautiful colors in the sky….

    April 4, 2014 at 05:46

  51. Your n-ice shots are great, but I am looking forward to seeing your summer time playing in the sun photos. Hello warm weather good by cold for awhile.

    April 4, 2014 at 06:13

  52. Wow, stunning shots… really beautiful!

    April 4, 2014 at 06:14

  53. Beautiful painting by nature…

    Great photos

    thanks

    April 4, 2014 at 06:23

  54. Love the reddish tinge. Swans on a frozen lake look surreal.

    April 4, 2014 at 06:43

  55. Mesmerising colours!!

    April 4, 2014 at 06:57

  56. Hi,
    la prima foto mi piace molto… potrebbe essere lo scenario per un film romantico :)
    Buona domenica Myriam

    April 4, 2014 at 08:29

  57. Amazing colors!!

    April 4, 2014 at 09:38

  58. Beautiful ! Looks like paintings !

    April 4, 2014 at 09:55

  59. Warmth!

    April 4, 2014 at 11:54

  60. Stunning!

    April 4, 2014 at 12:56

  61. Just beauiful, we don’t see such soft skies with ice here in Oklahoma. The effect is magical.

    April 4, 2014 at 13:00

  62. So beautiful! These colors are stunning! Gorgeous photos!

    April 4, 2014 at 13:15

  63. Such stunning colours – lovely captures!

    April 4, 2014 at 14:09

  64. Your SWF photos always make me feel like I’m in a dreamy state or something. Gorgeous shots!

    April 4, 2014 at 16:01

  65. The lake is a continuous source of inspiration. It looks always different. And always beautiful.

    April 4, 2014 at 16:15

  66. The colors are gorgeous again.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    April 4, 2014 at 16:25

  67. Magical swan lake shots. Admire your captures.
    Thanks for dropping by.

    April 4, 2014 at 18:03

  68. Wow…that shot of the swans belongs in a picture frame :)

    April 4, 2014 at 18:16

  69. Stunning colours, so beautiful photographs!

    April 4, 2014 at 18:43

  70. The pictures resemble painting!! Fabulous captures over there

    April 4, 2014 at 19:08

  71. Absolutely stunning beautiful! Spectacular!

    April 4, 2014 at 20:36

  72. Gorgeous…and it looks warmer there, then here.

    Jen

    April 4, 2014 at 22:18

  73. Stunning! You had a warm winter this year! :)

    April 4, 2014 at 22:19

  74. Very Nice
    Lovely colors and beautiful scenery

    April 4, 2014 at 23:58

  75. The TRUE “Swan Lake!” love!

    April 5, 2014 at 02:01

  76. I love the way you paint with your camera!

    April 5, 2014 at 02:58

  77. Dreamy – perhaps those white clouds are the swans. So – your lake is ice free now? Soon Oscar will swim again.

    April 5, 2014 at 03:14

    • The dogs went swimming in March already as the lake has been ice free for a while now…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      April 5, 2014 at 07:40

  78. Stunning! I get lost in the colors – magical.

    April 5, 2014 at 05:34

  79. trop belles ces couleurs et cette première photo…

    April 5, 2014 at 08:37

  80. Incredibly beautiful — like the finest paintings… the last picture is pure magic.

    April 5, 2014 at 16:56

  81. Breathtaking photos! The first one is my favorite :)

    April 6, 2014 at 02:20

  82. Wonderful landscape and colours.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    April 6, 2014 at 06:39

  83. Beautiful work. I could sit and look at them all day:)

    April 6, 2014 at 09:28

  84. You have captured such stunning skies! Gorgeous!

    April 6, 2014 at 13:41

  85. Läckra bilder!

    April 6, 2014 at 14:36

  86. superb!

    April 6, 2014 at 18:04

  87. JM

    Fabulous reflections on ice!

    April 6, 2014 at 18:31

  88. Stunning

    April 7, 2014 at 01:36

  89. onceupona

    As always, your pictures brighten my inbox even if I don’t comment and I THANK YOU! Gorgeous pictures as always!! Cheers, Danette

    April 7, 2014 at 05:57

  90. Marvelous photos of this frozen and colorful lake. I like the swan on the ice. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    April 7, 2014 at 11:03

  91. Oustanding impressions with a GREAT mood! This is about the nicest post I have seen on WP for a long, long time. Well done!
    Love, Dina

    April 7, 2014 at 15:51

    • Thank you so much for this lovely comment.

      April 7, 2014 at 16:20

  92. jen

    These are stunning!

    April 7, 2014 at 17:25

  93. lo sai che sono innamorata di queste sfumature dal rosa al viola che trovo solo nelle tuo foto…e quegli orizzonti senza confine…la foto col pontile invita al sogno per partire incontro a mondi meravigliosi
    grazie mia cara!

    you know I am in love with these shades from pink to purple that I find in your pictures … and those horizons without borders … the picture with Jetty invites to dream to go to wonderful worlds
    Thank you my dear!

    April 7, 2014 at 23:23

  94. stackars svanar. Undrar om de uppskattar skönheten?

    April 13, 2014 at 18:09

  95. Really stunning! What a lovely post :)

    April 19, 2014 at 08:01

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