About a week and a half ago I had an hour in between dropping off and picking up my brother for his dance class, so after much indecision I went to Creamer's Field. I've written about it before, but there are the fields where birds who are migrating like to stop, and also lots of nature trails. But this time there were swans, I saw them right as I pulled into my parking space, eight of them. I was so excited, I got out and and went right up to the fence and just watched them. I don't know how long I was there, maybe twenty minutes, before they flew off, onto where ever they're headed next. It was magnificent, I'd just re-read Daughter of the Forest too, which made it equally special.