Spending time at the lake this week and were surprised with the arrival of two swans. It was late yesterday morning and the sun was high in the sky. Photographing these beauties would definitely be a challenge. But patience ruled the day. A late afternoon pontoon ride located the swans on the western side of the lake. It was still too bright to capture any images. After our evening meal I looked out the window to see the swans swimming toward our dock. The light was much better as the sun was coming down. I did not need to move the pontoon out on the lake as I was close enough with my long lens to capture quite a few great images of these magnificent birds. In addition, in the last two days we have seen Deer as well as Great Blue Herons and Sand Hill Cranes. Great to be lakeside Enjoy!