DANCE OF THE SWANS

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

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

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“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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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