Over on twitter someone wrote: twelve swans found dead in Peblingelake. Of course I went into amber alert. Especially since we have been there before, back when most of the swans were poisoned. Living by the lakes, I was afraid to look, but I needed to know. Choking up on my way there, expecting the worst. And... nothing. Nothing but pink light and reflections and lakes so unreal in their beauty, that I half suspected them of lying to my face. The scare turned out to be a good thing because without it I would have missed this:
All there, as far as I could tell. Including the couple with cygnets, one lake over. Ah.
The city just chopped down two giant chestnut trees on the other side, below the two towers leaving a bald spot. It is incredibly hard for urban trees to survive in Copenhagen, and the loss is felt even more when it is the old ones. They replant, of course, but odds for newly planted trees are not good. In the corner you can spot the trees on the bunkers, that survived the flattening plans. Ha for that, at least!
The lake pavillion.
As far as I know, there are no guidelines for how to behave around the wildlife, when you rent a paddle boat. Especially around nesting time, the swans are stressed when you get too close. I would like to see some kind of measurements in place, for that (as I write this, I realise it is probably something I have to intiate myself).
The sunsets are pink and orange and red and amazing. We are mid heatwave, it is probably the first real summer in Copenhagen in years, which is why you don't hear from me so often these days. I'm too busy charging the batteries and taking it all in. Ah, I hope you have a fantastic summer too.