Thank you everyone SO much for your sweet comments about the swans.
I went down to the lake last evening to visit the swan family. They were moved to a safe pen to protect them from predators and will remain there until the babies are a little bit older.
The three babies were swimming around happily behind their mother. The father was with them too. I took more pictures as I sat on the grass and observed them through the gate. It was such a serene setting as the lake began to quiet down for the evening. I was in heaven as I once again got to witness their family miracle.
However, the little one that you see looking at us in the photo above began to swim away from her siblings.
And this is the last photo taken of this precious life as right after I took this shot, the Mama Swan's first born swam a little to the left and put its tiny head in the water and quietly passed away....
It broke my heart to witness it.
A life is a life is a life. And though this life may have been fleeting it shall never be forgotten.
I love you little one.
Till we meet again,