Some cities are built around rivers. Greensboro doesn't have a river, but we do have some lovely lakes. Hamilton Lakes is the name of a local community that is now part of the city of Greensboro. According to the city's website, the Hamilton Lakes neighborhood has over sixty acres of recreational opportunities. There are trails, natural wooded areas, a stream, a playground, and limited access lakes.
If you know the bodies of water in the neighborhood, you will have seen the mated pair of swans. The above photo features Mr. Swan who is dutifully patrolling the shoreline guarding his partner and their egg. She diligently sits on the egg, perched on their throne-like nest. He glides back and forth, ever willing to flap his wings and use his forceful beak on anybody who gets too close. Hats off to him. It will be lovely to see the swan family swimming around together this spring. When we do, we will snap a photo and appropriately title it "Swan Lake." For now, we'll respect their privacy and hope that the egg makes it to term.