In the afternoon of Memorial Day we went back to the small lake that is a mile or so behind our northern Michigan cabin to check on the trumpeter swans that I had seen there. At one time there had been a dozen swans on this small lake, but on this day we only counted seven. One swan was off by itself washing and preening. I thoroughly enjoyed standing there watching this swan as it went bottoms up, barrel rolled, splashed and fluffed. I almost wish I would have gotten a video of it instead of still photos, as the still photos don’t show the joy the swan was expressing. I hope you enjoy this gallery of photos I have put together.
Click on any photo to see a larger image and the caption. 🙂
Just a short update on my foot situation. I mentioned in a couple of my journal posts that I had hurt my right foot and was hobbling around quite a bit during the holiday weekend. After we returned home I went to my family doctor as the foot was still swollen and very sore. They ran a blood test to check for high uric acid (gout) which came back in normal range. I also went for an x-ray which shows no fracture or arthritis. The best guess is that I pulled the ligaments and/or tendons around the joint of my big toe – probably while squatting down to preschool level at work – and it will take a few weeks to heal up. Since I very rarely stay still, it may take a bit longer for me.
Blessings to all! Enjoy your weekend!