Linderhof


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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Flash Mob




I love to feed the various wildlife . . .


Which sounds innocent at first . . .


But suddenly, a frenzy begins to take place . . .



My new friends begin to gather . . .


And the word spreads . . .


Swans begin to organize . . .


And start to accuse the mallard of "not being one of them" . . .


Working themselves into a frenzy . . .


Finally chaos rules when a swan Flash Mob shows up!!!!


Disclaimer: This is really my husband's post -- it's part of the slideshow of the Windsor portion of our England trip! I thought it was very clever. I have no qualms about using his work (without his knowledge!)

And just when you thought I was all done with my English posts!!!!

It is Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday with my "stolen" post!!!


17 comments:

Deserae said...

This is such a fun post!!! I miss feeding the ducks at our lake....I think we need to make a trip out there this weekend :o)
~Des

Keetha Broyles said...

swans can be really mean!

imaginelaughsmile said...

Looks like the geese at out pond. Watch out!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness Martha, I love this post!! I think Jim would approve.

Best,
Bonnie

Barbara F. said...

This was so cute! I think it is OK that you borrowed your husband's photos. I want to come back and visit some more. I wish I lived closer so I could attend your classes. Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday. xo

Pondside said...

What a good idea for a post - I loved it!

Maggie said...

Did Her Majesty know that her swans were so badly behaved that day?
No bullying allowed - by Royal Decree!

LV said...

That has always been a fun thing for the children to do. You really have to watch tho as they can peck you good.

Southerncook said...

Loved, loved, loved this post and I don't think Jim would mind at all that you hijacked his post.

Carolyn

Entertaining Women said...

And I'll bet there wasn't an iPhone in the entire group. This is the way flash mobs are meant to work. Thanks for the smile. Cherry Kay

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm glad I wasn't there. I had a swan angry at me in Germany in the 7os. Just one swan. It was pretty scary!

afternoon tea said...

Wonderful! It takes me back to feeding the ducks and swans in Stanley Park, Vancouver. It was so funny to watch the big swans sailing in to get the food, all puffed up. And seeing the little Scaups and Goldeneyes darting in and grabbing the food while the swans postured. The little diving ducks always got most of the bread.

But, yes, swans are big birds and can get quite mean. Beautiful though.
AT

Nancy said...

Interesting, educational and beautiful post. The sweet meat forks are gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

This gives a whole new meaning to the term "flash mob"!

I really REALLY like the next-to-last picture. Something about it -- I think it would make a beautiful framed piece.

Barbara said...

Yes the riverside at Windsor without a doubt.
Swans can be vicious. Had the skin taken off my fingers by one as a 15 year old when it thought I was a danger to it's mate.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
Too cute! And yet, they can be a bit frightening in a mob situation!Be sure to give my best to Jim!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Bernideen said...

I've heard that swans can be aggressive! But aren't they so elegant! Great photos - I see you there!