We’re getting caught up on rainfall. It’s been a challenge lately to take a walk and come home dry. The fun part is our daily paper, The Peninsula Daily News. A copywriter now makes the daily weather forecast capsules fun to read. Last night: “Showers keep tapping.” The forecast for today was “Breezes belabor Peninsula.” Friday: “Sun muscles past clouds.” Smiles break out daily.

For a month or two I’ve wondered if we might see migrating swans again this winter. I’ve kept an eye on a couple of fallow fields and was rewarded Monday. Trumpeter swans!

It was a small flock, lunching in a field. They ignored me until I began to get into camera range, then they’d move on. These were the best shots I could get.

Here’s lunch. This field was full of turnips and carrots left after harvest.