There are times when we have no snow here in Southern New Jersey all winter. I cannot remember when the last time the lakes on the way to my mother's house were frozen solid.
I imagine the lone Swan on the lake thinking of times past when his favorite space on the lake was not frozen and he could get at the delectable morsels below.
I feel sorry for him. I remember when he had a companion at his side...it has been four years since we saw his mate swimming beside him.
He is a proud and beautiful sitting there alone on the ice. Perhaps he is remembering the visit he had from a Swan family four years ago...will they visit again this year? I hope so.
I took a series of photos of the Swan and as I was photographing the light kept changing...hence the different colors of the photos.
Icicles on one of the bushes at my mother's house. And then, at a local shopping center, I noticed this frozen fountain that looks like a wedding cake.
Speaking of cake, I made and decorated this cake yesterday for a dinner party. The cake is called Orange Lavender Polenta Cake. Recipe here. try it I think you will find it very good delicious. The recipe for the cake is from Susan Branch. The decorations are made from marzipan, using cookie cutters from Susan's on line shop, with a little embellishment by me :) Susan's blog is wonderful and very popular...give her a visit and tell her that Mo'a sent you.
I hope you are staying warm. If you are down under I hope this post made you feel a little cooler.