A thunder storm rolls in over the the Collingwood harbour. This seems to be our weather pattern so far this summer.
Coming in for a Landing
Mute swan lands in Collingwood Harbour.
I think this is the same pair of mute swans I followed last year, They appear to be staking out the same territory although it is quite changed this Spring.
Walking on Water
This was open water last week.
This woman celebrated the first day of Spring along the waterfront at Sunset Point.
It may not look like it but I took this photo on the first day of Spring.
We had virtually no ice on the bay this winter, but with Spring came bitterly cold winds, freezing the waves that battered the shoreline, leaving mounds of ice in their wake.
The mute swan cygnets are now five months old. The swans no longer spend all their time in a family group. They meet up in the little bay where people feed the water fowl.
Now that the temperature is back above zero, I ventured along the waterfront to see the remnants of Mother Nature's wind and wave artistry. She's a talented lady!
Gales of November
This is the most sheltered part of Collingwood's inner harbour, the remains of the old dry dock. The wind was brutally punishing yesterday and today. As the wave spray hit me it froze on my face and my camera!
Brokenness is the operative issue of our time - broken souls, broken hearts, broken places. ~ Samantha Power
The cygnets are now ten weeks old and appear to be thriving. I'm so happy this little family has made it this far!
The little mute swan family in yesterday's fog. The 12 day old cygnets appear to be thriving. They've grown a lot, especially their long necks! No longer just balls of fluff, you can see the adults they will become!
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