Wednesday, March 20, 2013


This is a little Spring arrangement on my mantle.
Quite colorful and happy looking.
Swans have many symbolic meanings They appeal to our romanticism and dreams.
The swan relates to love, grace purity beauty peace balance and elegance.
They marry for life so it's also a symbol of stable relationships.
The Hindus have a story about two swans Ham and Sa who lived on the honey from blooming lotuses of knowledge.

They also glorify the rising of a new day.
In mythology, those of the other world, change into swans and thus from spiritual to the physical form of this world.
The Celts always drew gold and silver chains around a swans' neck. It represented gold for the sun and silver for the moon and divine energy where gods can join our world here on earth.

Zeus was also said to have transformed into a swan for love and everyone of course knows the story about the ugly duckling who changed into a beautiful swan .
It inspires people to think anything is possible in life.

White swans inspire purity and cleansing while black swans represent mystery and a desire for expression or spreading of ones wings to grow bigger.

To watch a pond full of swans always gives you a feeling of peace and tranquility.

What beautiful birds to wake up to.


troutbirder said...

One of our favorite fall activities is to head sixty miles east to the Mississippi and see the tens of thousands of migrating tundra swans migrating from the artic on the way to their wintering grounds along the Atlantic coast...:)

A Lady's Life said...

Gosh that's wonderful We only have geese here. Very rarely do we see swans.troutbirder

Russell said...

Very interesting. I have always enjoyed swans a great deal. Very regal, elegant birds.

There is a small lake near where I live that has two trumpter swans on it. Perhaps there are more but I always see two on that pond. They look so dignified with their heads up high and floating across the blue water.

I sometimes stop (as it is near a highway) so I can just watch them for a while. Very peaceful.

Mama Zen said...

That's really pretty!

Akelamalu said...

Love your little arrangement! Swans are so graceful but can be quite dangerous I've heard.

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu So can geese and Just don't cross them

Gattina said...

What a nice spring decoration !
Swans are so elegant !

Marianne said...

I love to watch them, such graceful creatures, but from a distance as they can be quite fierce I gather.

A Lady's Life said...

Marianne - It's spring and you can't blame them can you? They need to keep their families safe.

A Lady's Life said...

Russell you are fortunate to be able to do this. I guess they are territorial because I don't see any around here.