Sunday, July 19, 2009

Water Ballet

I have season tickets to this show! Whirling and swirling the slim and finned water ballerinas are once again dancing dockside. They quietly arch in perfect unison to a choreographed dance that was designed by their ancestors centuries ago. It is a dance that has the practical elements for collecting food and avoiding death at the same time. They swirl and twirl and dive, then flash an occasional flirty silver side in the late afternoon sun. The crescendo in rhythm is reached as they turn and ripple the smooth surface of the water before they disappear from sight only to reappear seconds later at the other end of the dock beginning the corrida once again. This summer jazz ballet is natures' way of letting me know that all is well with the world. (As usual clicking on the photo will provide a closer view.)

6 comments:

Angie said...

And isn't it a BEAUTIFUL ballet! We love having them dance here at Ships Landing. :)

Sarah Lulu said...

I love the harmony ..the knowing which way to turn ...part of God's plan ..yes I do love it, like a flock of birds in the sky.

Scarlet said...

I can almost hear the music. ;)

Beautifully written, btw.

Friko said...

how do you ever get any work done? Every one of your posts describes one of nature's miracles, how do you stop yourself watching ?

Tabor said...

Thanks for all the comments. I love sharing the beautiful and sometimes strange world outside my house with others. Friko, I just watch when I am outside and see this stuff. My husband actually wishes I would spend more time outside!

Kerri said...

Nature provides us with such simple beauty, doesn't she?
There you go again with your wonderful gift for words.
Thanks for sharing that.