Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn Watercolor

Buoyant as boats,
they swim the surface;
serene, satisfied.
Perpendicular necks
hold orange bills
on black masks.
Preened feathers
drift southward
on faint breeze.
Clothed in smooth satin
reflecting a pure
and perfect white.
Solemn Mute Swans
glide with grace through
an autumn watercolor.
(Click on photo to enlarge)
Mute Swan: (Cygnus olor)
Photo Location:  McCarthy Lake,  Kent County,  Michigan  (Michigan