path “fouetté”

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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”
Robert Caro uk

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.

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34 thoughts on “path “fouetté”

  1. Lovely photos, Viveka! I always learn something by reading your posts! =) Lovely choice of music for this post as well! Hope you have a great week!

    • Jenny, thank you so much – there is so much beauty in the nature and it’s easy to put the camera against … beautiful objects. I you a great week too.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! What an extraordinary 10 minute walk, and how lucky you are to see so many different blooming flowers without having to go out of your way. Thank you for sharing them with us! I would be snapping pictures too! And I love the Nutcracker, I’ve taken my girls to see it several times. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week!


    • Debbie, yes … it the nature that makes is so interesting- because, it along the railway and an industrial area on the other side. I really love that short walk, doesn’t matter what season it’s.
      I just adore “The Nutcracker” – love the music and the fantastic costumes – and ballet is magic in itself. Thanks for your kind words ….

  3. Absolutely awesome photos, Viveka. White beauty! Speechless.
    Nature is galloping on here too.
    You won’t have time to admire the beauty this morning, but I’m thinking of you. 🙂

    • Thank you so much … when it’s about flowers and greenery – I’m always careful and with our bugs too, but they are harder to catch.

      • the music is very beautiful, lovely pictures too
        can I send some video link to you if interested in classical video dear

      • Thank you very much … *smile
        I took more flower photos 2 days ago along the same path … just looking for the right music.

      • I look around on Youtube at times … but I have a big collection of classical music on my PC that I listen to all the time I’m working with my posts.
        I want great music in the background when I’m thinking .. not watching videos that much.

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