Yesterday, the sun was finally out after a couple weeks of clouds! I was so excited, I decided to bring my camera on my walk, even though the foliage is pretty brown about now and I didn’t expect to take many pictures.
Then, for the first time ever on my lake, I saw two swans!
As I was posting the pictures later, I was tickled to realize that it was actually the seventh day of Christmas!
The only question — why only two, not seven?
Though, you know, when I first moved here and started posting pictures of the great blue heron, my friend told me that a heron is symbolic of Self-Reliance and Self-Determination and navigating the obstacles of life. It seemed good for owning my own home after divorce.
What do I know about swans? They’re beautiful and they mate for life. This was also a pair, in it together.
I like the thought of taking them as a symbol for my new year.
And they flew away — I wonder if I’ll ever see them again.
But how blessed I was to come for a walk with my camera right at the time they happened by!