Swans and walkies

Swans 2007-03-05 3
by thinkbigshrinktofit.

The walks continue, now for the sheer joy of it – though also because my pants aren’t quite so snug anymore – but really, for the joy of it. For seeing the fuzzy gray flowers of the female pussy willow (hence the willow’s name) grow bigger and bigger; for hearing starlings, blackbirds, great tits and sparrows all chirping and singing in a tree each; for finally getting a picture of the pair of swans – yes, a pair – before they left for the north; for feeling milder temperatures and being blinded by sunshine; for waiting for that moment when I first spot a cautious bud ready to unfold into a tender leaf.

Who knows what next I will experience as I detour around my local pond, but I am looking forward to it.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

8 replies on “Swans and walkies”

wow, you managed to have pussy and tits in the same paragraph and still keep it clean. sorry, my mind is in the gutter.


Hi Keera,I have been glancing at your blog for quite awhile. Mostly I agree with everything you say. I especially enjoy your nature commentary and photos.However, I hope you will permit me to say that death threats — like the ones being discussed at — are considered a form of battery and are not protected under U.S. law.That may not be what you are specifically commenting about, but I thought I would leave my 2 cents.Okay. Maybe I will add another cent. Perhaps a site that encourages an evironment so hostile that it results in serious threats might be liable for civil penalties.I am no legal expert. All in all, I am a bit of a free speech fanatic.


I didn\’t think threatening behavior was protected. That\’s my beef. People claim they can say what they want because it\’s \”free speech\”. I wish I were a legal expert in this case.If anybody is wondering what the heck this has to do with swans, go here. 🙂


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