I heard in the news that "Italian Lake" was
"renting" two pair of swans to try to keep down the number of geese that frequent the lake so ,
in keeping with this weeks theme,
I grabbed my camera and went to check it out.
The 9.5 acre area underwent renovations in the 80's.
The fountain muses represent art, music and dance.
It is called "Dance of Eternal Spring".
It used to be located in the former Rose Garden
of our since closed uptown hospital.
The hospital had a nursing school and the students
were well known for decorating the statue with toilet paper.
The bridge is of Japaneses design.
Weddings have been performed here as well as outdoor
concerts in the summertime.
I believe there are two pair of black and two pair of white Swans.
I only saw one pair of white.
They could have been out on the grass somewhere.
Apparently, there is some territorial behavior going on at feeding time between them. The black swans are relatively new.
The water is very green ..
must have something to do with all of the bird poop.
While I was taking pictures, this tail went by several times.
It sure got my attention..
Maybe some one out there in blog land can identify it for me??
Probably a Carp..
Have a happy weekend.