Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Swan's beauty

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

~John Muir



26 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photo, Shelley. The reflection just makes that picture--in addition to the Swan.
Hugs,
Betsy

Natural Moments said...

When we can see beauty in the world, we can see a reflection of our selves.

Great Beauty Shot Shelley.

Mildred said...

Your talent is amazing Shelley. This is so lovely.

Lanny said...

Ain't that the truth! You certainly are well fed in that department! So am I and I am mighty thankful! Your swan is a beaut!

roentarre said...

This is truely beautiful in deed

Graceful image

Kallen305 said...

Such a pretty bird. Mute Swans are so lovely and photogenic.

Jayne said...

What a lovely quote. The swan is beautiful.

Bird Girl said...

Truly lovely, Shelley!

Tina said...

Shelley,
Such a serene and peaceful picture of this mute swan gliding on that glassy surface! Beautiful capture!

The Retired One said...

So, so pretty.
Tranquil and beautiful!!!

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Someone else mentioned graceful.That describes this picture best.Love it.
Blessings,Ruth

Knatolee said...

Ahhhh, I love this one. I know I say that about all your photos, but this was a beautiful thing to wake up to! I wish I felt half as tranquil as that swan looks.

Mary said...

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever". Lovely photo to remind us of how important beauty is to our souls.

NCmountainwoman said...

That definitely gives me a sense of beauty. Lovely photograph.

bennie and patsy said...

Just looking at a Swan glide across the water is so traquil.
Patsy

Ginnymo said...

Such a peaceful looking bird when they are in the water like that. I love this photo Shelly!!

Montanagirl said...

The Swan photo is beautiful. Good work!

Ms. ~K said...

Thanks for making my day, again!!!
Kit

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh so lovely is the swan in all her grace and beauty...none compares!

Kelly said...

...so beautiful and graceful...like the quote too.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is a beautiful photo...

Deb said...

Such a beautiful photo Shelley. You really captured the beauty of this gorgeous swan and I love reflection photos :-)

jalynn01 said...

I love that verse! So true! and the picture is beautiful

fishing guy said...

Shelly: A neat Swan photo, you don't see them in the wild around here.

Leedra said...

Awesome photo! The reflection is such an addition to the photo.

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Sandy said...

ahhh this is just gorgeous, love it.