Friday 13 January 2012

Yew Tree Tarn

This is Yew Tree Tarn. Many years ago, an artist friend painted a watercolour of this scene for my Mum. That painting now hangs in my living room.

At first glance, the mallard appears to have mastered the skill of walking on water! By the way he has sought out a standing rock just below the surface, I'm guessing the water was a tad chilly! 

When we first arrived, these guys were right across the other side. What makes you suspect that they equate humans with food? They lost no time in steaming over to our bank.


  1. Interesting post. Love the swans! I don't think somehow the fir trees in the photo are actually yew? The name of the Tarn I would not dispute!

  2. I would love to see the painting of the first photo, what a beautiful place.
    The duck it a hoot and I am thinking the water is cold even for a duck.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Such a beautiful and serene place. It reminds me of the Esquimalt Spit, where I like to walk with the dog, and watch all the varied waterfowl.

  4. I love the colour of the evergreens against the dull brown. It's a very pretty area.

  5. Hi H,

    First of all, thanks so much for leaving comments on my blog. That certainly makes blogging extra special! :)

    By the way, your boys might still enjoy watching the Disney movie "Tangled." There are a lot of scenes with Flynn which will definitely appeal to boys while the princess scenes are more hilarious than romantic (except for the lantern scene).

    Anyway, your photos are gorgeous. I would love to take a walk there...

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