Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. --Keats

In his five-and-a-half hour walk yesterday from Exmouth to Exeter, my blogging friend Yorkshire Pudding took many photographs, one of which was of a swan and its cygnets. I hope YP does not mind my showing it to you here on my own blog:

This photo is so beautiful, so peaceful, so calm and serene, that I could gaze at it for hours.

It needs something though. But what could it be?

Ah, I know. Musical accompaniment.

Here is 13-year-old Stepan Grytsay of Argentina (a cygnet of the human type) playing “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saens on the violin (2:40).



  1. I dread to think what he charged. I hope you refused to negotiate and just made him settle for a credit and fulsome praise.

  2. Yorkie will probably sue you! Ha. That's quite an image to contemplate.

  3. A lovely photo, and thank you for the musical complement.

  4. You are right about the music Bob. When I closed my eyes and listened to it I could see swans on a summer river. Adrian and Snowbrush seem to think that I am an avaricious capitalist but they are wrong. I am just another cob amid the reeds.

  5. A glorious image.
    I prefer to gaze at it in silence and awe though.

  6. What a talented young man...and you're right! The music was lovely to listen to while gazing at YP's lovely photo.