Despite severe winter conditions with snowstorms and very cold conditions in parts of the country, we were gifted with bright sunshine here in Marlborough. Mind you, the wind was very very cold. I visited the Lake at the Taylor Dam at midday. These black swan parents were carefully herding their fuzzy little offspring to who knows where. There are swans everywhere at the lake. One can be seen upending itself in the water in the distance. A cold day for water play….