Swans with a grown-up cygnet
A swan family
(with younger cygnets than the pair in my drawing) glides gracefully
by on the canal: dad carrying one grey downy 'ugly duckling' while
mum follows with three lounging around on her back; they remind
me of children enjoying a jacuzzi, tucked in a soft foamy feather-bed,
with her uplifted wings wrapped around them.
They nested at the edge of a green field on the bank of the canal,
near some willows.