A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Saturday April 12, 2014.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

THE RETURN OF THE SWANS !!! The warm and sunny weather brings out record number of residents to join the parade from the pier to the landing.

Swan Lake

Drummer and Piper to lead the parade.

The Parade Begins

More residents watch the Parade from the Swan Club

Juliet in her hurry to return to the lake pushes too hard and turns Romeo's triumphant return to the lake into his most embarrasing entrance.

Take #2
Romeo regains his feet and continues on. What a trooper he is!

The walk to the lake.

The return to the lake.
Prince Romeo and Princess Juliet return to the lake.

Bath Time
After swimming along the shore and out to the pier island, Romeo and Juliet celebrate with their traditional bath/shower.



Finally clean and beautiful
After their shower and bath the Swans swim around the island in full display..

Love on the Lake
After the celebration at the Swan Club I returned to the pier to find Romeo courting Juliet. The courtship involves inflating the upper part of the neck, dunking their heads in the water and necking.


dunking their heads

Their courtship over - the swans return to the island.

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