I felt like I should have been in a zoo, as I watched three lovely, full grown swans grazing freely in a public park near the Chicago river.
As I got nearer to take their photograph, I expected them to fly away, as most birds would. But they remained calm, and began to chatter among themselves, probably about my intrusion into their feeding time.
Their pristine whiteness seemed almost impossible among the dirt and grime of the city. But there they were, unfazed by anything around them.
Earth Day was officially a couple of days ago, but this scene reminds me that we can dedicate ourselves to appreciating the life that’s all around us, every day of the year.