The river in Ely, on a cold, bright day. A beautiful meadow landscape with twisty old trees, flocks of birds wheeling around and splashing down onto the water, gulls, ducks. A family of swans gliding gracefully along. I take my little pocket sketchbook out on these wintry walks, mostly jotting down a few lines in pen as it is too cold to stand and paint for long. My swans are a bit wonky!