Cutting the apron strings
It's been a while since I last visited but here is one of the three cygnets growing up on Hatchets Pond. It was around the end of May that they hatched, they've certainly grown and sure to be off flying soon.
Whilst this parent was keeping their offspring close today, our offspring was off enjoying herself with a friend on their bikes for the afternoon, whilst Roger and I grew a few extra grey hairs! I'm sure life of a preteen is hard, but so is cutting the apron strings of said preteen.