365 Things That Inspire Me

I also do posts for my clay group, beads-of-clay.org. Twice now, I have posted pictures that I took on walks with my dogs in a park near here, 3 Creeks. I post these as creative inspiration for my fellow artists and jewelry designers. These posts have been so well received that I decided to start a blog with daily inspiration in the form of pictures, quotes and poems. These pictures will be things from my immediate environment that I find inspirational or beautiful; textures, colors, contrasts, animals, unusual things, intriguing things. A daily dose of wonder....

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things."

"Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush is afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes."
E.B. Browning

It's all for Joy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26, 2010 Swans

For my first page I am going to post a picture of a swan family that was living across the street from me in a series of ponds.  We used to have farm land around us, but the land has been sold off and warehouses are being built all around us.  One good thing about the building is that every warehouse has a pond.

While driving to work one day, I was delighted to see a pair of swans in the water.  Then for a couple of months they disappeared.  I started to wonder, could they be incubating eggs?  Sure enough, a few weeks later the pair had become a family.  I wanted to photograph them, but I was sure they would swim away when they saw me.  Instead of swimming away, they swam towards me, got out of the water, and proceeded to cross the road right in front of me!  One of the adults even posed for me quite nicely.
He (she?) posed for me quite nicely!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! The swan is the national bird of Finland and it's been used a lot in paintings and other arts.