Saturday, November 28, 2015

Stainless Steel Swan

On the dock in the harbour, Midland, Ontario

This sculpture celebrates the volunteers and donors who supported the reintroduction of Trumpeter Swans into the nearby Wye Marsh and Georgian Bay.  

Another view of the same sculpture

By the mid-1930s there were no Trumpeters in Ontario due to overhunting for their meat and feathers. In fact, there were only 77 pairs in all of Canada.  Today Trumpeter swans are a protected species in Ontario - so it's illegal to hunt or harass them.

I am linking to  Saturday Critters HERE.

37 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a lovely sculpture EG. Good to know the trumpeter swans are now protected, always nice to hear positives these days :)

Christine said...

It's a wonderful sculpture and your photos show it off perfectly! Glad they are once again thriving.

Nancy Chan said...

The steel swan is well sculptured. It is a beautiful sculpture. Good to know they are now protected. Have a lovely weekend!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nice sculpture, though nowhere near as impressive as the real thing, of course. Thank heaven that they're being protected now.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beautiful sculpture. I am grateful for all the volunteers who helped the Trumpeter Swans. It is great to know they are a protected species. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Jeevan said...

Glad they preserve the swans and beautiful sculptural tribute to volunteers who reintroduced the birds!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful sculpture. Glad that these birds are protected now.

The Furry Gnome said...

Neat sculpture, and a great story of reintroduction success!

Shammickite said...

I think the pair of swans that return to the Stouffville reservoir every year are trumpeters.

handmade by amalia said...

A pretty sculpture. And it doesn't have to go away in winter.
Amalia
xo

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's beauitful!!!!

Lowell said...

That is very cool. The artist captured well the sense of motion/flight!

Barbara Wójcik said...

It is a beautiful sculpture.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is beautiful. It reminded me of the design of the French Concorde. Perhaps they took the design from a swan in flight.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Stunning!

Sandra said...

the steel swan is amazing.. true talent to create it. lovely shot of it to

John's Island said...

Great shots to link up with Saturday Critters!

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful sculpture!

rainfield61 said...

Up, up, and away.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a beautiful sculpture it is indeed and superb captures for the day as always, EG!! I do hope your weekend is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Kathy said...

I love this and what it represents!

VP said...

A good idea and a nice sculpture!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This swan is a beautiful piece of art. Happy to hear that swans are making a come back there.

Revrunner said...

Varoom! That was my first thought looking at this. Great sculpture, IMHO. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is quite an elegant sculpture,. Very fitting for the graceful swan.

GreenComotion said...

What a beautiful sculpture!
First I was wondering why the feathers were so shiny :)
Lovely capture, Tina!!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Cloudia said...

I dig that robot bird

A Quiet Corner said...

A wonderful sculpture...love it and what it stands for!...:)JP

Rose said...

I love this!!! It is just so beautiful.

edenhills said...

Beautiful sculpture! So glad to hear they have made a comeback.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I hope they stay protected!

Linda said...

That's a beaut!

William Kendall said...

A very cool sculpture!

Tom said...

Taking flight.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great sculpture. Good thing we managed to stop killing those swans before they went extinct.
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NatureFootstep said...

that´s great art! A beautiful creation and ....you don´t have to feed it :)

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