About twenty years ago, a bevy of swans made their winter home on the edge of the Arkansas Ozarks, after a storm blew them off course. They are impressive
as they gather on a local pond every winter, beautiful in their elegance and powerful as they trumpet. Today, however, I admit that I was happy to see a pair on the wing, aimed north. Swans do fly in a V formation (called “wings”), but they also mate for life, and I assume the pair I saw this morning was on
a practice run and therefore without the rest of their wing. (My husband said it was date morning and that they just needed some couple time.) Perhaps spring is coming after all. Safe travels, swans, and I hope we’ll see you next year.
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