The weather here has taken a sudden turn and today was cold. Tomorrow I shall wear a warmer coat. I’m glad that butterbeans were already on tonight’s menu; warm and tasty, the perfect dish for an evening where winter is making itself felt.
I am hoping that MasterB’s fans are content with the Instagram pictures which appear on this page. I shall of course be putting up more photos of His Gingerness in posts here, but today he is giving way to swans.
Aunt lives by the river, and when I returned from the ham and rolls shopping trip, I saw this group of swans and had to take some photographs.
From a distance it looked like a group of adult swans. Only as they approached did I realise thsi was a family, the parents with their almost grown up cygnets. Each cygnet had a few tell tale brown feathers.
I liked the way they carefully swam round the unsavoury scum and the trapped rubbish.
And the way the parent birds swam abreast while the cygnets were in single file.
They seemed quite interested in seeing what I was doing, but when it became obvious that I had no food for them, they turned and continued their journey on the river.