Sailing By

Thursday, 2nd June 2005


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. Next Page


Richard Bell,