ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "S".
Swan Lake. Written over a century ago, but still has a strong footing as a classic in ballet repertoire. Russian fairy tales have been a rich source for balletic stories and music. If you've never seen a ballet performance of Swan Lake, put it on your bucket list. See a local production or hold out for the Bolshoi. Either way, be sure to see it!
When I hear the words, "Swan Lake', it is the 'Pas de Quarte' scene and music that starts to roll around in my head. Compare from Bolshoi to the parody version, either way, hypnotic.
And then, of course, is the ever moving scene of the dying swan. You can take the less serious route via ballet Trocadero (all male ballet company). Or, Matthew Bourne's all male ballet company that has a more serious, yet highly creative approach-much like a fantasy.
SUPER SUNNY SUNFLOWERS
Buying a packet of seeds of this is most certainly like buying sunshine on a stem!
Right now, these soft sweet peas are in their full glory in my garden. Spectacular!
SOLAR ECLIPSE SUNSET
And, of course, there was that spectacular sunset after the solar eclipse on Sunday. Sensational!!