Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Swanning About

Once again, we set out in a strong wind and with surprisingly mild conditions making our thermal hats, rather surplus to requirements. Given the likelihood of a few days without a long walk, we decided to make the most of this morning and set out for Osborne's Pond and Shipley Hill.  As we approached Osborne's Pond, we were met by three Mute Swans.
The three of them seemed to be in no hurry to get back to the water, choosing instead to stand there giving us a questioning look as we tried not to disturb them too much and edged past them.
No doubt these beautiful birds were more interested in whether we had any food secreted about our persons.  In contradiction to the Christmas tale, these three 'wise men' were more concerned with any gifts we might have brought for them.
Anyway, that would seem to be it until after the festivities.  So...

"MERRY CHRISTMAS"
to all who deserve it.
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