I live in England and have a river at the bottom of our garden. Swans are regular visitors and it's great to see them with their cygnets.
Apart from writing I like gardening. There is something very fulfilling about planting seeds and then, a few months later, reaping the crop. I grew some amazing carrots this year. I had a pretty good display of flowers too. We had a good summer but this winter is quite severe. As I write this there is a covering of snow on the ground and probably more to come. Ah, well, nothing else to do save sit at the computer and write those romances!