sweet treasures # 11: two swan feathers…
Posted in nature, pia's photos October 11th, 2010 by pia

One fine afternoon, a few months back now, french boy was cleaning the outside of the boat while I was cozily tucked up inside, working away on my book. Unbeknown to me, he had seen two stray swan feathers floating nearby in the canal and, knowing how much I love feathers and how I love to watch the swans when they come by, he grabbed our broom and spent a good while trying to lure the feathers in closer to the edge of the boat. When he finally got hold of them he came inside, and with each feather in the palm of each hand he walked up to me and pronounced, “these are for you”.

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  1. Tara Bradford says

    French boy is so thoughtful! And the photo is gorgeous. xo

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  2. Kimberly says

    oh my. dreamy.

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  3. beth lamphier says

    most perfect…

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  4. Sweet Freak says

    And, can you clone your sweet fella?? Please? 🙂

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  5. Design Elements says

    beautiful image

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  6. paige elizabeth says


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  7. Lauren says

    Beautiful story.

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  8. Marte Marie Forsberg says

    Oh my, I think my heart would have melted instantly;)

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  9. katiecrackernuts says

    Awwww, so romantic. What a fella. Much better than the fungi or lichen scratchings I occasionally get offered, which are really about my partner and not so much about me. Great gallumph.

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  10. shipbuilding says

    the heart just sings.

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  11. Lucinda Keller says

    lovely image and lovely story to go with your natural treasures.

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  12. MissHeliotrope says

    How special that must make you feel – and how special he must be.

    I saw once in a magazine, somebody had a collection of white feathers in a glass or perspex box – it looked fabulous.

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  13. Jane says

    He has a rare romantic soul!
    Swans mate for life of course.


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  14. Mandy says

    A very romantic gesture indeed !!!

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  15. Maia says

    The gesture, and the image you made with them, both so eloquent.

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  16. Larissa says

    Hoera for french boy!

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  17. pia says

    thanks for all the beautiful comments guys. French Boy thinks what he did was just ‘normal’, he doesn’t get the fuss – ha! The French, romantic by nature, gotta love ’em. xx

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  18. Rabin Ramah says

    Love the feather shot – sweetest story.

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  19. White light · A White Carousel says

    […] the feather image by Pia has the most beautiful story […]

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