After work today, I took a side-trip to a bank nearby my school to deposit some checks. Since I was on a different course, I decided to drive along the Mississippi River to get home. The drive takes a litter longer than the highway, but I enjoy the view.
As I was driving and looking at the river, I thought to myself, "This is awfully pretty. I should bring my wife here some time."
Just about the time I was thinking that, I saw a large flock of white trumpeter swans swimming in the river. They were really pretty! I will have to make a point of it to get down to the river to see them again this year. Maybe even take some photographs.
In Monticello, Minnesota (where we live) there is reportedly a flock of about 130 trumpeter swans that spend their winters in and around the river that runs through our town. Apparently, it has become sort of a minor tourist-draw. I can understand why. They're awfully pretty.
Around my house, I have seen smaller groups of the swans flying overhead, and I have heard them through the window in the morning, but I hadn't (until today) seen the large group of them swimming in the river.
In a later weblog entry, I will try to get a picture of them in here. They're a pretty impressive sight.