At the edge of Bondensee

Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you.

Job 22:21

Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul. Francois Fenelon.(1651-1715 French Catholic Archbishop )
“Swans in the winter (autumn ) air a white perfection have.”
WH Auden (1907-1973 British-American Poet)
We sat at the edge of Bondensee.
The mist lifted and the sun came with a swan.
A swan so unaware of our existance that it preened itself from front to back
in front of our very eyes.
A swan enjoying the warmth
as we were too.
A swan pulling out its loose fluffy feathers.
A gorgeous sight!

This morning really early, according to the rules of the campsite, I had to run with Bess to make sure she did her ablutions (wee and poo) outside the gate. No one had told the swan not to leave an enormous one at my door.

Feathers and poo. Vulgar?
Lacking in sophistication or good taste. Gross! Perhaps for some.
No, just real!
They were such a handsome pair.

” Hear the music, the thunder of their wings .
Love the wild Swan.”
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962 American poet)
” There is a double beauty whenever a Swan
swims on a lake with her double thereon.”
Thomas Hood (1799 -1845 English poet, author, humorist.)

Thank you for seeing these two swans as I experienced them this morning. They loved being photographed. We are just ‘being’ for a while…

Sandy 🙂

6 thoughts on “At the edge of Bondensee

  1. It is good to just “be” sometimes indeed. Hope you have a good sunny warm day🙏🏻
    Beautiful swan, not such good etiquette to leave a parcel for you😜


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