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Good stuff:

     It was fun watching the three Star Wars prequel films over the last three days, as I'd bought them on dvd some months back but never seen them on my bigger tv. A treat! (John Williams rocks! ;)

     And yes, I did have my 'Swan outing' yesterday. About an hour drive each way, and an hour standing out in the cold until my hands and feet started going numb. And LOTS of photos along with a couple movies; it was a real treat. I've uploaded ten photos here, but what I also wish I could easily share was the noise. Hundreds of swans that do sound rather like trumpets, mixed in with the harsher honking of Canada Geese and the quacking of Mallards--what a ruckus! Just got louder and louder as feeding time approached--I don't think anyone who lives in that area sleeps in past 8!

     Very happy to be done with what I needed for world-building notes for book 5, now just the (unpleasant) medical research remains...
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On February 22nd, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
The photos are wonderful. I love seeing them. Your camera took great

It brings back memories of when we went together. So glad you got to

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On February 23rd, 2010 12:50 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks for looking, and I'm glad you liked them!

I was telling the lady at the Apheresis site about that and she was kicking herself she hadn't made it up there yet. Nice to run into someone who's heard about it! (Yes, I was successful. =)
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On February 23rd, 2010 12:56 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Lovely, indeed! Though I always find it a little odd looking at white swans. I'm so used to black.

It must have been quite a treat with all that bird-life. That shot of the Mallards was rather nice.

Great to hear that you are done with the note taking. I hope the medical research doesn't take you too long so that you can get onto something a little more pleasant.

And I agree--John Williams rocks. Have you seen the YouTube video?
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On February 23rd, 2010 02:24 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I would LOVE to see a lake/river full of black swans--how incredible! I've only seen a few in zoos and they're gorgeous.

No, I don't know what Youtube video you're referring to, though I have seen clips of him conducting an orchestra performing Star Wars music.
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On February 23rd, 2010 06:45 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
I confess that I've never seen a lake/river full of black swans. In my experience they tend to come only in pairs (though with a flock of cute little cygnets often in tow).

The YouTube video I'm referring to can be found here It gave me a good chuckle.
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On February 23rd, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
That makes sense; North American swans are also quite territorial during the breeding season.

Thanks for the link!
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On February 23rd, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
That was impressive--and quite creative! =)