Your excellent photo nicely summarizes the story behind it reflects to me that survival must never be taken for granted.
This work warmed my heart for the first time in a long time.
The world is warm enough to live,
Thank you. You made me feel this long forgotten truth of life.
Wonderful shot and thank you John, even nature needs a little help now and then. Such precious innocence in the cygnet baby.
Such a sweet photograph and your story makes it even more meaningful, John. I was delighted to see you fed your "friends" when the going got tough. It reminded me of trekking out in our frigid, icy winter weather here in Chicago this year carrying buckets of seeds and vegetables and fruits and nuts for the ducks and geese at Lincoln Park. This is a treasure of a story and a photograph to go with it. So glad you were picked for the Photo of the Day!
Who could deny the warmth of motherhood from pregnancy to infancy and from infancy to youthfulness and from there to the last. Let us continually appreciate such a cuddling and warmth by taking care of parents especially older parents when they need us most. This is an excellent picture to get inspired.
Your story is touching, and an amazing one John, thank you for it. What a beautiful picture of a secure 'lil cygnet, and all your efforts to keep it that way. A good way to start my day, and to continue it,hopefully. j.e.s........