“There’s a double beauty whenever a swan Swims on a lake with her double thereon.” ~ Thomas Hood
This year, groups of swans have been hanging out at the lake in the little bay by my house. The area is protected from the north winds and has a few islands of floating bog for them to walk on. There is no doubt when they are visiting as they are quite noisy .. trumpeting, splashing and wing flapping. Those huge wings make awesome sounds as they fly overhead, slide into the water on landing, or flap on the water when they take off .. it is amazing how those big birds fly.
The leftovers, feathers, that remain look like a pillow fight has taken place … and how they interact with each other, maybe they really do have pillow fights. 😉
The swan in the pool is singing,
And up and down doth he steer,
And, singing gently ever,
Dips under the water clear.
~ Heinrich Heine
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Looking into things, investigating, searching, finding a different perspective, shining a light through, …. sometimes it does not take imagination and fantasy so see things in strange new ways.
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
~ Dr. Seuss