Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Beautiful Swan

I don't know of any better way to start the day or for that matter start the new year than looking at something exquisitely beautiful. Do you?

Every morning now for the past few weeks hubby and I have been greeted on our walk by an amazingly beautiful and majestic swan. She seems to have found a winter home just near and under a bridge on a local reservoir. Most of the reservoir is covered with ice except for the area close to the bridge.

Whenever we see her we have to stop and just admire her beauty. She is unbelievably white and so graceful to watch. She inevitably senses us and goes under the bridge. Sometimes she just stays where she is and seems to be looking at us.

A couple of times she has decided to walk on the ice and snow covering the rest of the reservoir.  When she did that the other day it was amazing to see how big her footprint in the snow was. Quite extraordinary.

During the summer we often spotted her with a mate. Where the mate is now is unknown. Why she is here in the winter is also unknown. I often wonder if she stays there all day and sleeps under the bridge at night.

So, yesterday I decided to take some pictures of her. What we didn't realize until we viewed the pictures was she has a tag on her back left leg. You can see it in the picture at the top of this post. Who tagged her and why we don't know.

She is just so incredibly beautiful and such a beautiful image to start the day with. Wouldn't you agree?

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