Thought for today:
‘But calm, white calm, was born into a swan.’
— Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
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I was out for a walk this morning, just a few miles, a couple of hours after sunrise.
The day length is changing rapidly – sunrise today was at 05:33.
The local lake was dominated by swans, and I saw at least four swan nests.
The swan is a source of many expressions and legends.
In Celtic mythology the swan is able to move between the spiritual and earthly worlds.
And in German folklore Swanhilde is the daughter of a fairy king and human woman (best not to think too hard about that one).
I gave up counting the swans on the lake, at least 30 and probably a lot more.
I did see cygnets just a few days old – all small fluffy bundles.
It was indeed calming to watch swans – all grace and beauty – serenely, calmly, moving across the water.