Wednesday, February 8th was our wedding anniversary. We had big plans to go to Peoria to the Bass Pro Shop for dinner, then take a roll of quarters and play at the shooting gallery and do a bit of shopping. Yes, we are big kids and love to play at the shooting gallery! lol! We passed each other on the road, each of us going home from work/tending grandchildren, (Gerald work and me from being with Dylan). I saw Gerald throw on the brakes when he saw me and whip around into a parking lot, so I joined him there. He excitedly told me he had just seen the biggest group of swans, he had ever seen around these parts! We went and home and got my camera and enjoyed sitting in the truck just watching this wonderful bird show! Swans are dear to me and played a big part in our wedding with their likeness on our invitations, and incorporated in our decorations, so they are special and this was very appropriate for the day!
Swans are strong totem medicine. They live a very long life, are strong, and graceful. They can represent longevity, strength and grace and strong family bonds. Since they mate for life, they can show up to indicate the one you are with, or one soon to be met, is your soul mate. As an archetype, they start life as “the ugly duckling”, but grow into beauty. Like the children’s story, this can be about growing into inner beauty. Her message might be to look beyond the obvious. Swan can teach you to realize your own inner beauty and the inner beauty of others. She tells of the development of intuitive abilities. She tells of the time of altered states and foretelling. Swans figure prominently in all cultures myths, legends and lore. She soars through the air, nests on the ground and swims through the water, taking herself through the different elements with ease. She may be showing us to consider a change of mood or heart, with her movement through these different environs. In dreams, she could be telling us to spread our wings and take charge of our waking dreams.
As you can see in the picture and video, there were thousands of snow geese and some had on their blue color phase, also!
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