The first image is of the species Cygnus cygnus, which lives wild in my home country Finland. The image is from the book "Birds in colour" and painted by K.A. Tinggaard.
The second image is a detail from a medieval French frontispiece miniature from the manuscript of a poem by Guillaume Crétin, c. 1530-40.
This last image is a sign showing the way to the Swan Pond in the park forest which is situated near my home in my home town Hämeenlinna, in Finland. In the pond there live two swans, and I often take my morning walk to the pond to greet them.
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I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful artworks. My own piece will be posted on my blog tomorrow. Have fun creating!