Sunday, October 23, 2011


Sorry it's been such a long time between new posts, but life gets
busy sometimes and mine has been that and more.

Autumn is definitely in the air in Alaska.  Our ponds are filled with 
migrating swans and geese.  

I took these photos up at Tern Lake on the Kenai Peninsula.

This weekend there must have been over 100 in the ponds along the roadway.

They are so graceful and elegant in the water.
It's such a shame to see them go.

But.... then it gives us something to look forward to when spring
rolls back around and they make their way back to Alaska.
Every winter a few swans don't make it out in time and 
spend the winter in the cold waters of the Kenai Lake.  

I'm always amazed that they can endure these cold temperatures
and cold water.

One fall a few swans at Tern Lake actually froze into the water at night and couldn't move in the
morning.  Thanks to Fish and Game they were rescued and sent on
their merry way.

Good to be back....Happy Fall to all of you!!!


  1. Such beautiful creatures, your photos of them are lovely! Happy Fall to you too! xo

  2. How wonderful swans,
    they are beautiful animals,
    pass the winter?
    a hug
    Susy x

  3. Hi Chris,

    Good to hear from you again! Thank you for your comment on my blog too. I hope you are ok?! The swans looks beautiful. We have them in Holland too, but I am not really sure where they go to in winter.

    Wish you a happy fall too!

    Madelief x

  4. The swans really are beautiful. So glad that fish and game were able to rescue the swans that got stuck in the ice. We have quite a few Canadian Geese and ducks that winter on the ponds here. The ponds do freeze over sometimes, but that usually only lasts a week or so. Still, I don't know now animals stay warm enough to endure the icy blasts.