isn´t this hungarian postal stamp of a pair of storks beautiful?
i used it for this week´s challenge "Two" at the three muses
(and good for ajj, too;))
it went into my next spread in the teeny-tiny altered prayer book:
gesso, stamps from 100 proof press (stork), claudine hellmuth (houses) and ma vinci (cancellation stamp); writing with molotow acrylic pens
on my search about the symbolic meanings of the stork i found out a lot of interesting things...
one good site is here: storks in mythology and literature. obviously the stork is very popular in poland.
i like this one especially:
an old polish folktale tells that frogs, lizard, snakes and other similar animals became so numerous and caused so many problems that god put them all in a sack to get rid of them. he gave the sack to a human, with instructions to empty the sack into the sea. curiosity overcame the weak human, who opened the sack to see what was inside. all of the animals escaped and hid, so god changed the man into a stork to hunt them and clean up the mess.