The past week this family of swans with five young pays us a daily visit at our water side terrace. The parent swans aren’t entirely comfortable with me sitting right at the water’s edge (behind a fence), and hiss some warnings at me. The water plants are however too enticing to ignore.

(photos by Ton Zijlstra, license CC BY-NC-SA)

An old photo I happened to come across today. Taken near Haarlem as I was exiting a train 13 years ago. The composition of bicycles and anonymous, because feeding, swans struck me again as it did then.