Fouetté, is a ballet term that means; Literally “whipped”. The term indicates either a turn with a quick change in the direction of the working leg as it passes in front of or behind the supporting leg or a quick whipping around of the body from one direction to another. And that’s what nature are constantly doing just now.
When I visit my mom every second weekend for a couple of days I walk always walk the same path from the station. A walk that will take about 10 min … without the camera in my hand. With camera about 30 min and here is the reason why, changes of nature.
Now in the spring the path changes every time I walk it – the nature changes it for me and I always find something new and beautiful to put my camera against.
So soon I step of the train or the bus I take up the camera – and before I reach my mums entrance I probably taken about 30 photos. There is always something new blooming in the well-kept and gardened estate where mum lives.
Some of them I have posted, but most of them just sit on my netbook. So this post is going to be only photos of greenery and flowers that I have met along the path the last two visits.
I don’t have a clue about the names on most of the flowers in my galleries here, so if any of recognize them and know the names, please help me to put names to them.
The first gallery is from the last weeks of May and the second gallery is from last weekend, in 10 days the flora has totally changed. A magical and beautiful ballet that is all free to enjoy.
“Ballet is sort of a mystery to me.
And I don’t want to unravel that mystery”
Of course I have I chosen the most beautiful waltz of all waltzes – forgive me, Strauss family. “Waltz of The Flowers/Valse des Fleurs” from the wonderful fairy tale ballet “The Nutcracker Suite” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in December 1892, on a double-bill with Tchaikovsky’s opera, Iolanta.
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.
Although the original production was not a success, the twenty-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s.
During the 6 years I lived in Brighton, UK – every year I gave myself a Christmas treat; “The Nutcracker” at the Royal Opera House in London, 2,5 hrs of pure magic.
Photo and note sheet image provided by and thanks to: ballet.co.uk & harpmastery.com