There's a swan couple in a pond near our neighborhood and I paid them a visit this morning. A fence separates their area from that of onlookers. When they saw me settling in, they waddled out of the water and found a place to sun themselves near where I was. For twenty minutes or so, we three sat peacefully. They groomed themselves and gazed about. I gazed at them and drew. Then the female stood up, stretched a bit, and ambled back to the water. The male followed. And that's the way it was.
(I apologize for the execrable state of these images. I spent a long time trying to make them better. I'm getting an Apple computer and a good scanner soon, so I hope things will improve.)