This week, I present a rare example of me multi-tasking. The image of these swans was captured by the lake next to Linlithgow Palace and it fulfils the criteria not only for Cee’s Midweek Challenge, where the prompt was ‘white’, but also her Black & White Challenge, for which the theme was ‘birds’.
When my children were growing up in Scotland, a trip to the town of Linlithgow, just outside Edinburgh, was a common excursion, one of the highlights of which was to go and feed the birds – ducks, swans and gulls – on the lake next to the ruined palace (birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots).
I can attest from a recent visit that the birds are still there, just as greedy and just as short-tempered when you have nothing to offer them.
(Yes, I know it’s blurred, but you try keeping your camera steady while you’re being dive-bombed by irate, hungry seagulls. Besides, I think it works; it certainly gives a sense of motion.)