Swan lake

After days and days of snow and rain,

The air is washed clear

And ready to receive the golden bowl of the sun

As it rises into the blue

Dawn of a new day.

For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

92 responses

  1. These are absolutely stunning shots. The light, the swans, and such a peaceful looking setting are fantastic.

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    April 26, 2012 at 16:30

  2. How beautiful and the reflection is very mild and great.🙂

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    April 26, 2012 at 16:44

  3. Furry Bottoms

    So So SO SO beautiful!

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    April 26, 2012 at 16:58

  4. Gorgeous pictures.

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:02

  5. What a glorious way to begin the day — any day!! I love the soft colors, the reflections on the water and, of course, the beautiful swans!! Awesome captures! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:05

  6. Jeevan

    wow! just lovely dawn and swan around… blissful!

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:14

  7. Picture perfect:)

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:25

  8. kpulsipher

    So beautiful!!

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:40

  9. Very beautiful shots!

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:41

  10. glorious scene…great camera work!

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:42

  11. Riet

    How beautiful, sp peacefull and serene. Wonderful shots

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:49

  12. The way sky is reflected in water is beautiful. You captured it amazingly…:)

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:56

  13. Great shots

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    April 26, 2012 at 18:20

  14. Ahhh, can you hear me sighing in Minnesota?

    Aaaaaabsolutley Glooooorious. Xxx❤

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    April 26, 2012 at 18:26

  15. Very beautiful! What peaceful vibes it is…..great!

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    April 26, 2012 at 18:49

  16. Your lake scenes are always just so beautiful.

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    April 26, 2012 at 19:12

  17. Very peaceful! Thank you!

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    April 26, 2012 at 19:35

  18. TexWisGirl

    fabulous!

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    April 26, 2012 at 19:43

  19. What extraordinary photos! I’m knocked out with these!

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    April 26, 2012 at 20:05

  20. How do you do it sweetie? Ya turn out one magnificent photo after another…this one is just golden in more ways than one.

    Have yourself a perfectly blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

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    April 26, 2012 at 20:15

  21. Wow! So beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Hope you are having a fabulous week****

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    April 26, 2012 at 20:53

  22. Bob

    Lovely swans on a pond.

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    April 26, 2012 at 21:09

  23. imac

    What wonders you capture my friend.
    Dawn and Dusk, both beautiful to see, reborn of a day.

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    April 26, 2012 at 21:33

  24. jbcuvelier

    Can feel the stillness…….

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    April 26, 2012 at 22:12

  25. can feel them glide in your shot!

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    April 26, 2012 at 23:39

  26. Pat

    Beautiful photos!

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    April 26, 2012 at 23:46

  27. sandy

    I can see how clean and clear the air is in these shots. What a nice reflection on the golden water!

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    April 26, 2012 at 23:46

  28. Glorious captures Fi. You can “feel a hush, all over the world. . . .” as these elegant birds glide into view. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 26, 2012 at 23:47

  29. A glistening mirror of beauty!

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    April 26, 2012 at 23:53

  30. Glorious pictures, almost dreamlike.

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    April 27, 2012 at 00:13

  31. Wonderful shots, LadyFi.

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    April 27, 2012 at 00:16

  32. Love is…when you are going in the same direction…Gorgeous shots, LadyFi🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 01:19

  33. Beautiful words and beautiful photos! The swans give me a feeling of peace and serenity.

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    April 27, 2012 at 01:23

  34. Thanks for letting us greet the dawn of a new day; from the warmth of inside.

    Enjoy your weekend LadyFi.

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    April 27, 2012 at 03:42

  35. Really like the title: ” Swan Lake.” Makes me see the swans as ballerinas.

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    April 27, 2012 at 04:49

  36. What can I say but magical!! The perfect swan lake …Bravo!

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    April 27, 2012 at 07:18

  37. Truly lovely photos! I know you are happy that it is getting warmer now.

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    April 27, 2012 at 07:47

  38. Gorgeous views with nice reflections.

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    April 27, 2012 at 08:25

  39. The wish is to sit there for long hours. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 27, 2012 at 09:09

  40. Amy

    You have a wonderful talent for capturing beautiful lighting in your photos Fi!!!

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    April 27, 2012 at 09:25

  41. Nisha

    Absolutely stunning shots ! And so serene too!

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    April 27, 2012 at 09:57

  42. last one is my favourite. Love taht backlight on the birds.🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 10:09

  43. Very beautiful photos. The pastel tones of sky and water are set off by the swans and the distant dark shore…

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    April 27, 2012 at 10:40

  44. Sensational taking, beautiful colours. I am greeting

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    April 27, 2012 at 10:50

  45. The peace and quiet of spring – beautiful.

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    April 27, 2012 at 11:06

  46. These are nice peaceful pictures Fi. The swans just complete the photos – Dave

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    April 27, 2012 at 11:10

  47. Elephant's Child

    While I still find white swans an alien concept, I loved the peace and beauty here. Thank you.

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    April 27, 2012 at 11:48

  48. Very beautiful sky pictures and also of the swans

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    April 27, 2012 at 12:00

  49. Gorgeous photos of stillness and light, delightful.

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    April 27, 2012 at 12:22

  50. These are so beautiful, very peaceful🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 12:22

  51. Yes, I really like the reflection in the water soft, beautiful light.

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    April 27, 2012 at 13:50

  52. you have captured the stillness so beautifully. the colors are amazing!

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    April 27, 2012 at 14:12

  53. Nancy

    I’m so happy for you that warmth is returning to your beautiful world!🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 14:35

  54. “Swan Lake” – perfect title for these lovely images.

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    April 27, 2012 at 14:54

  55. Wow it’s magical love these shots!

    SWF

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    April 27, 2012 at 15:25

  56. Wow!! I especially like the first shot, with the lone swan almost in silhouette, and the reflections of the buildings!!

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    April 27, 2012 at 15:36

  57. Captivated.

    …Was what I was when your photo loaded.

    The colour and the serenity of it all is entrancing.

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    April 27, 2012 at 17:07

  58. rmnvr

    Reblogged this on rmnvr.

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    April 27, 2012 at 17:20

  59. What a beautiful relaxing view! It is spring in Sweden!:)

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    April 27, 2012 at 17:26

  60. Spectacular!!

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    April 27, 2012 at 18:08

  61. JM

    So very beautiful! Glad to know the weather is better over there.

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    April 27, 2012 at 18:10

  62. Your photos are as lovely as Tchaikovsky’s music.

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    April 27, 2012 at 19:55

  63. Beautiful.

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    April 27, 2012 at 20:48

  64. Lovely light in these, Lady Fi🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 21:54

  65. Nydelig! Enkelt og elegant. God helg!

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    April 27, 2012 at 22:17

  66. Stunning!🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 23:25

  67. I love the white swans they are beautiful. The black ones here in NZ have their own beauty, but I think I prefer the white ones for photos.

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    April 28, 2012 at 01:13

  68. WOW! This blog is so amazing. Your poetry is very amusing! And the images are so good!

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    April 28, 2012 at 01:24

  69. Gold and blue, what a wonderful composition!

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    April 28, 2012 at 02:52

  70. jenjilks

    I forgot about Skywatch! These are wonderful to visit, though. Well done.

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    April 28, 2012 at 03:35

  71. Fabulous! Wow. And the images in your banner steal my heart.

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    April 28, 2012 at 04:05

  72. wow! Great shot,loves those swan.

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    April 28, 2012 at 05:47

  73. Breathtaking beautiful! I like both photos very much.

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    April 28, 2012 at 06:00

  74. So peaceful and serene. These are stunning photos!

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    April 28, 2012 at 06:26

  75. onceupona

    The colors in the second pic are quite stunning. Cheers! -Danette

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    April 28, 2012 at 06:27

  76. indrani

    Fantastic captures.

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    April 28, 2012 at 08:48

  77. jcosmonewbery

    It’s a lovely part of the world you live in. And you capture it so well.

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    April 28, 2012 at 08:49

  78. Hi there – that second picture is just wonderful – so different to mine, but still pure morning.

    SM

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    April 28, 2012 at 09:37

  79. Gorgeous shots! Very peaceful.

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    April 28, 2012 at 11:39

  80. Swans pair for life.
    Aw… how sweet!

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    April 28, 2012 at 11:45

  81. I find these images profoundly peaceful. Just looking at the image with the two swans, the words of Kahlil Gibran about relationship, came to me, “Let there be spaces in our togetherness.” Thank you for the beauty.

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    April 28, 2012 at 12:11

  82. These are stunning photos. Love the reflections too

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    April 28, 2012 at 12:50

  83. Fantastiske bilder og for en vakker stemning i bildene dine.
    Ønsker deg og dine en fortsatt fin helg.
    Mette

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    April 28, 2012 at 17:18

  84. What a glorious clear light!

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    April 28, 2012 at 17:47

  85. Beautiful!

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    April 28, 2012 at 21:05

  86. such serenity!

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    April 28, 2012 at 21:42

  87. what a nice title!
    but the scenic view of these two fotos are just breathtakingly amazing. ^0^
    retweeted your post btw. ^-^

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    April 29, 2012 at 16:53

  88. Beautiful!

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    April 30, 2012 at 04:35

  89. What a peaceful scene, and the swans really add an element of grace! Thanks for visiting my sky. Enjoy the week.

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    April 30, 2012 at 18:54

  90. Very scenic, and love the “tracks” of the swans.

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    May 2, 2012 at 08:25

  91. El Idioto

    beautiful and elegant esp the last one. Rishi

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    May 2, 2012 at 23:26

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