Sunday, January 1, 2012

On the seventh day of Christmas ...

... I thought of the seven swans-a-swimming. My recent visit to Lake Wendouree might have provided a perfect opportunity for a matching photograph, but unfortunately the seven swans (including a bunch of overgrown cygnets) were all on the shore harassing the picnickers, so I had to be content with photographing many coots-a-swimming, with a few stray silver gulls.

Thinking of seven swans leads naturally to thoughts of seven cats: amongst others Terry Callan, Paul Couch, Ben Graham and Harry Taylor, who of all the number sevens is of interest for once wearing the number 85 guernsey.

The seventh day of Christmas marked the last day of the year and the seventh special day in a month scattered with patches of joy.

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