Now (actually last week)
What a difference the light makes. The day my husband and I visited this harbour last week the light was harsh, not a cloud in the sky. These are Mute Swans that stay in the vicinity all winter and were a bit miffed that I hadn't brought any seed to feed them.
FYI: The swans I posted last week HERE are Trumpeter Swans, which I neglected to tell you.
Then (end of December 2015)
As you can see in the second photo, the sky was mostly overcast.
I am joining Wednesday Waters HERE.