If you’ve read any of my travel tales, you’ve probably got a fairly good idea of my level of gracefulness. If you haven’t, let me just say I have descended the snowy slopes of Mount Rainier with the agility of a gazelle on crutches, flounced alongside sequinned and tuxedo-clad clientele whilst sporting a rumpled shirt with a hole in the elbow in Vegas and almost knocked myself unconscious with a tent in Moab. My score of absolute zero on the scale of gracefulness might explain why I am so attracted to displays of it in others, so here is a selection of graceful photos I’ve taken on my travels. First up, the most elegant of swans, gracefully preening on the waters of the village pond in East Hampton.
Walking along the Seattle waterfront, I followed the strains of Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love” and discovered these two fabulous dancers weaving a tango in a secret spot along the shoreline.
Still in Seattle, this patch of glowing, singing flowers, aka the art installation Sonic Bloom, is strangely graceful.
High up on Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains, this deer tried to steal my sandwich, and even though she proved to be the most heinous of thieves, she still maintained an air of dignified grace.
Are you ready to drift gracefully into the spotlight with your interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Graceful
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The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. – Auguste Rodin
Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it. – Douglas Hyde
I shall gracefully accept your gracious challenge, or shall I gracelessly decline? One of life’s mysteries? 😉
AJ I just know you will choose the graceful option. 🙂
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That swan is beautiful, Ailsa, as is the couple. And I love the graceful deer!
Here’s my choice for this week: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/travel-theme-graceful/
such a nice selection, Ailsa. gracefully adding my contribution:
have a nice weekend.
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A Korean dancer in a swirling tangerine dress: http://elizabatz.com/2015/03/06/travel-theme-graceful-dancer/
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Here is my entry:
I gracefully accept your graceful challenge. Will post tomorrow. Great selection of photos.
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You had me hooked with Moab, Ailsa!
Love the topic … and your images … the swan especially.
love the swan…
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Ar, Dance me to the end of love; such a fave. Here is mine:https://regionalcognisance.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/travel-theme-graceful-in-hanoi/
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Probably one of many swan posts, but i think, just a bit different. https://tvortravels.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/travel-theme-graceful/
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Wonderful interpretation of natural grace, Ailsa.
Here’s mine if interested – it was great fun to respond to this prompt, keep it up!!
Love the blog! Your ability to paint a picture with words is clearly a gift & we are enticed! You should travel to come see us one day! We’ll be keeping up with your journey’s!
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Another gem Ailsa. Love that little deer.
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Oh my, a gazelle on crutches!! Anyways, loved the swan and I’ll see what I can find…
The swan is beautiful and so are the dancers. I also approve of their choice of music wholeheartedly!
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My favorite is the picture of the swan!
I’m not part of the challenge, not because I’m against it, far from it, but because I’m not really a person who writes well off of prompts. It’s my own mania.
You have to be fairly graceful to lure a deer that close to you. That’s amazing. And that swan photo is really astoundingly beautiful.
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The swan wins hands down. But I think the crane deserves a spotlight too:-)
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Oh, I love that dancing couple! But, I just had to have a swan as well! http://wp.me/p1hCI2-4bt
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I can relate to having a lack of grace. Responding to this was fun.
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Hello again, Ailsa – here’s my entry: http://suejudd.com/2015/03/07/graceful-in-decay/
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I almost did a swan too, but I decided to feature instead my favorite sea creatures: jellyfish! Thanks for this theme; I’ve been following for a while, but haven’t been able to participate in one. Couldn’t resist this week’s theme though! https://worldandtimeenough.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/travel-theme-graceful/
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Reblogging a post which I featured on my blog last year for the theme Graceful 🙂
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