Silent Sunday: Sweet Inspiration

a pair of swans preening near a tidal river island with one of their cygnets
three cygnets swimming by flooded grass
a pair of swans preening in shallow water

It was a lovely surprise when this young swan pair made their nest on the river. They and their three remaining cygnets are a true inspiration and continue to lift the spirits of our community in these challenging times.

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday and a blessed week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/400 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/500 s – ISO 400 and f/5.6 – 1/400 s – ISO 160.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

Your Daily Word Prompt: Inspire

Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

31 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Sweet Inspiration”

  1. A baby something just melts the heart and those sweet cygnets make me smile, too, Xenia! I hope you had a wonderful Sunday (I just came in from a walk in the forest and it was a joy to see a young eaglet stretching its wings in its nest with an adult above keeping an eye!).

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim, it’s so uplifting to see young birds explore their new environment at this time of year. I can imagine the parent lovingly watching over the eaglet stretching it’s wings. A bit like someone watching over us from above as we’re taking our first tentative steps out of lockdown ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne and it’s so lovely to see the swans and cygnets on the lake near you too! ๐Ÿงก xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Dries, they are bringing more blessings to our community during these challenging times than they could ever imagine ๐Ÿงก

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Ann-Christine and thank you too for hosting this lovely challenge ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’œ xxx


    1. Thank you dear Laurie, one of them was weakening and couldn’t feed anymore. We’re sad about it too and trust he’s in a better place now ๐Ÿ’œ

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