Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Singing Seven Sensational Songs Softly

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.


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!


And, of course, there was that spectacular sunset after the solar eclipse on Sunday. Sensational!!


Sylvia K said...

What great S Words/captures for the S Day, Paula! I love Swan Lake, one of my favorite ballets!! Hope you're having a good week!

photowannabe said...

Adore Swan Lake in all of its versions.
Ummm, Sweet peas....one of my favorite flowers. They remind me of my folks. Every year the flowers grew in our back yard and the heady fragrance was wonderful.

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the Trocs!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ann said...

Swan Lake's music is mesmerizing--love to listen.

Leslie: said...

I've never heard of an all-male ballet corps, but sounds interesting. Love sweet peas and was thinking of getting some this summer.

abcw team

Hildred and Charles said...

Love your photos, - especially the sunflowers.

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are as sunny as the day is here now. Finally it is summer!
Have a great week!
Wil, ABC Team.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots and words for S. I love the swan lake shot. All great shots but that was my favorite. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Annie said...

These are all such beautiful images. I love the sunset and also Swan Lake. A happy "S" post!

Meryl said...

Sensational S's! Love that Swan Lake photo you can feel the movement even though it's still... Have a great week!

Carola said...

Great collection of Sss with wonderful shots.

chubskulit said...

You are sooo good in creating title Paula!

S is for..
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Joy said...

Wow how luck your sweet peas are in flower, I'm envious. By coincidence this very day I have just received a postcard of the Bolshoi Ballet building lit up at night. Yours is a very atmospheric picture.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! These photos are stunning, Paula!


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