Mist floats across the surface of the pond, rising with warming sun. Russet reeds reflecting in the water. The whooper swans circle above, calling loudly. Diving in to land, skiing along, wings outstretched. Waves ripple outwards, causing the mallards to bob up and down on the wake. Moorhens dart from clump to clump, little black darts across the pool. The trees trail their branches to the mirror-like surface, and the clouds scud their way across.