A trip out with the camera earlier in the week took me to a village I have not visited for a few years. I confess I had quite forgotten what was there and after a quick look around the church – yet another fine example from the 12th century – we followed the path towards the river and rounding a corner came upon the most perfect small château, all golden stone and glittering windows and encircled by a perfect miniature moat. As if this were not delightful enough, standing in the moat performing an elaborate grooming ceremony was a beautiful fairytale swan.
The recent dry weather had left the water very low where the swan stood and he seemed to be using the still surface of the water as a mirror, regularly checking his appearance as he tidied his feathers. He was quite unconcerned by my presence so I snapped away for quite a few minutes trying to capture the perfect portrait………
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