“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
― Martha Graham


“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.”
― Janet Fitch, taken from White Oleander


“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
Martha Graham



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15 thoughts on “DANCE OF THE SWANS

  1. Beautiful pictures. Do you know why the swan in the bottom few pictures has its wings raised in such a funny way? I remember seeing a swan in Canada with wings like that, and I couldn’t tell whether its wings were broken or not.

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    1. Hi, thank you for your kind comment. I’m not totally sure why swans do put their feathers like that, but I remember always seeing them like that, has it something to do with a mating display perhaps, it looks lovely doesn’t it.


  2. So beautiful! Warmed my heart on such a cold, frosty day over here. I’ve been seeing a pair of swans every winter in front of our farm, in the dike water. I’ve always wondered where they go for the rest of the year.

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    1. Lovely, I am happy for you. Yes here many swans are there during the winter months also, even in the bay, but also on the lakes. They are graceful and beautiful.


  3. I loved that you presented their movement as dance.and included the quotes. I took ballet as a kid but I knew I would never achieve the grace the birds have so naturally. The swans must spend quite a bit of time grooming to stay as cleanly white as your lovely pictures show.

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    1. Thank you Angela, yes I love that too, the movement of the swans, the way they gracefully move through the water. Like a ballet.


  4. Beautiful. We have black swans in Australia but where I live more ducks and Pelicans. I feel like I could reach out and touch those beautiful swans in your photos…so vividly real!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog xx Rowena

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      1. The Black swans are an Australian thing and I’m not sure where else they’re found. I know that Napoleon’s wife Josephine had an animal menagerie and that included some Australian animals including black swans. I think there are still some descendants in France.

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