Many thanks to Jignasha Thakkar for taking the photos atop this posting. Her images feature a swan whom we encountered in Island Park (which is on Long Island in New York), after spending part of an October afternoon on Long Beach on the Saturday (10-7) before last.
It has been a very long time since I've seen a swan which is a fact that I mentioned when I posted an entry (here on Blogger, 12-31-2016), discussing a holiday ornament that I was given in honor of the seventh day of Christmas, when someone's true love gave to them, "seven swans a swimming."
The ornament can be seen in the next picture.
In the aforementioned post, I stated that I only recalled seeing swans in a park that was in a town not too far from where I grew up, and I confessed that I hadn't seen a swan in recent times. In any event, the ornament seen here is from More & More Antiques, a unique shop on NYC's UWS,
that also sells my Fauna-Flora-Insect-Themed Cards,
which can be seen in thumbnail format in the following set of photos.
Each image comes from pictures included in both the digital