It was said that Lake Morton’s swans were silent.

One of the draws of Lakeland, FL that attracts nature lovers, is Lake Morton… It is said the swans that swim there are direct descendants of the swans donated to the park by Queen Elizabeth in 1957.

I could not wait to get to Lake Morton plus see if the swans honestly were mute, or if it was just a local legend.

I knew what swans sounded like, because I lived next to a lake that had been inhabited by swans, however they were loud plus obnoxious. They were also truly territorial! You regularly knew when they were nesting, because they would chase you down if you got too near the lake. I wondered if the same was true with Lake Morton. I wondered which were the mute swans, because there were both colorless plus black swans! We figured it out hastily when the black swans started chasing some unsuspecting kids, but along with swans, there were turtles, parakeets, plus other types of wildlife at the lake. We spent nearly half a afternoon there, until my friend and I realized how sizzling it had become plus that I had forgotten my camera; My husband didn’t know the cellphone was taking truly nice pictures, although I was enjoying myself! Eventually, the 100 degrees plus 100% humidity was getting to us, plus my friend and I had to go to the hotel where my friend and I had air conditioning. I hoped to return to Lake Morton now that my friend and I got some air conditioning, plus I had my camera in hand. I wanted to have as several memories from Lakeland, FL as my friend and I could take condo with us.


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