The photo of Mute Swans came out really well. They were at the hot water outflow from a power plant. In the winter we often see a few of these big birds in these spots. These swans are really European birds but being so pretty are widely kept in ponds and lakes. They do escape and various parts of the U.S. have wild populations now. Most of the ones we see probably come from a Michigan population, but some do nest in Ohio. Native swan species are called Tundra and Trumpeter Swans.
We had a lovely respite from winter, ice and snow, but Monday night we got a lot of freezing rain and snow. Everything was coated in ice and then we had sunshine. Hard on the plants and animals, but beautiful to behold. I got some pictures of that that I plan to share. Thursday night it started snowing and blowing and we have what seems like about a foot of snow. We didn't leave the house yesterday. Finally about 10:00 last night they plowed our driveway. Today we were out and about. They say it will reach 50F on Monday, but we'll see.
Are those of you in the U.S. enjoying the Friday night showings of "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Hope you enjoy the Mute Swans!
-background paper, leaves, white flower: With All My Love by Lady Papillon
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