Thursday, April 20, 2006

Swan & Sunday Scribblings - When We Were Wee

Swan

This young swan was spotted in the Craig-y-nos country park in Wales on Easter Sunday.

I played with the magic wand (and deleting seletions) and straight cloning tool to get this effect.




Sunday Scribblings
topic for the weekend was When We Were Wee.

When I was young I got bitten on the bum by a swan

I didn't see it coming as I bent to pick up a feather

I shrieked and everyone all around heard my hurt

And I cried "Wee Wee Wee" all the way home.

13 comments:

Caroline said...

And its true!

Janet said...

Well, I've never been attacked by a swan, but we once had an evil duck who wouldn't let anyone get to our door without attacking.

Joy Eliz said...

I want to laugh at the 'wee,wee,wee all the way home' but don't want to belittle your tramatic experience with the evil swan!
glad your back.

janey said...

A duck followed me across the parking lot. Not much of a story, your's is though. And I really like that background.

harmonyinline said...

I love your swan picture.I feel guilty I laughed at your story.

johnnynorms said...

What did that rotten swan have against you? (Apart from its beak!) Most swans are reputable non-biters aren't they - that must have been your arch-enemy in disguise. Poor swans might be singing their swansongs soon if bird flu gets to them - I hope not!

kyknoord said...

I think I missed that episode of 'Stargate'

Caroline said...

Janet - Evil ducks? hmm... we had a black peking bantam who only attacked men in black trousers... like the postman!

Joy Eliz - it is funny now.... mostly ;-)

Janey - watch out if there is a duck about! I liked how this background turned out too....

Harmonyline - thank you - no guilt necessary - I would have written it differently if I was hoping for sympathy!

JN - I've never heard that swans didn't bite... and if I had I wouldn't believe it... and despite having suffered the indignity of being bitten in a tender place by them I wish them no harm either.

Kyknoord - luckily I've missed every episode of 'Stargate' or did you mean Swangate?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Who woulda thunk it? A delicate, lovely creature with a such hard beak. weeeeee

Wandering Coyote said...

I got attacked by two swans in Standlake Oxfordshire a few years ago. They can be quite vicious. But they're so beautiful, too. This is a great piece, Caro.

zinkibaru said...

Beautiful swan picture. You do magic with your "wand"!

Laini Taylor said...

How funny! And I was attacked by a flamingo, and my husband has been chased by many brutal chickens. Birds are vicious creatures!

Caroline said...

GG - delicate? Oh dear excuse me while I choke...

Wandering Coyote - really? Another thing we have in common - have you been bitten by a horse too?

Zinkibaru - thank you - I do love my magic wand!

Liani - I've been upstaged! A flamingo definitely outpinks a swan!