I wanted to include the swans in this year's challenge because they were such a magnificent site. There were about a dozen swans in a medium-size pond that we see on the way to Sophia's harp lesson this week.
With the unseasonably warmer weather we've been having during November, the water has not frozen over and it seems like migration of some waterfowl are later than normal.
Sophia, Olivia, and I watched the swans from the car for quite a while. As we were parked on the side of the road, many cars and trucks passed us. Everyone seemed in such a hurry to get somewhere else, unable to stop - even for a moment - to enjoy the beauty of the swans at this time of the year.
It's not something you see normally in this area...making it even more important that we took the time to stop and enjoy what we were able to see that afternoon.