This post goes out to my friend, yizhivika in London. Happiness has returned to our beautiful, gentle-natured swan (in the photo on the right) at Middleton Place in Charleston. He had lost his companion to an alligator. This forced him to spend many days and nights on the lake in utter solitude.
We felt so sorry for him and visited him frequently. I mentioned him before in previous posts. (https://andelieya.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/tree-project-winter-follow-up/
https://andelieya.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/photographic-journal-solitude/) But as it happens so often, this sad story has a happy ending. Recently, the people at Middleton Place surprised Mr. Swan with a new companion (in the picture on the left).