Friday, January 16, 2009


Turning and turning will be our delight
Till by turning and turning, we come round right
- from the Shaker song "'Tis a gift to be simple"

Also works for Sufi spinners


jude said...

works for me.

Alien Junk said...

Wow! I wonder how all the limbs came to be so evenly spaced. Good eye!

Butternut Squash said...

I will be spinning around my living room and humming tonight.

Nice work!


Tammie Lee said...

cool tree you found there!

mouse (aka kimy) said...


I've been a spinning since I was a wee lass....

Coachdad said...

Great pic... love your site. New to blogging and I am glad I found yours.

Tomás Serrano said...

I like this tree. It reminds me the directions road signs of some towns in your country.

Adam said...

Reminds me of a song by XTC, "The Wheel and the Maypole"

Maypole, maypole, maypole
You've spun me round
And knocked me off my axis mundi
Maypole, maypole, maypole
The ties that bind you will unwind
To free me one day

grrl+dog said...


and the witches do a similar thing, to turn a fortune around or a way of things..

Son of Incogneato said...

I thought of the Strawb's song, 'Round And Round':

I drew the blade across my wrist
To see how it would feel
Looked into the future
There was nothing to reveal
For we were just the product
Of the ever spinning wheel
Round and round we go
Round and and round we go

I often wonder if trees aren’t the actual highest form of life on the planet . . .


lettuce said...

perfect picture for this quote!

(could work for spinning fleece too...)

Tessa said...

Fantastic photo - the artist's eye, eh?

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Eva said...

This picture might be nice in black and white, too!
(No spinning for me, please, I suffered from vertigo for years, glad to be without!)

Rachete said...

There are artists who have spent a life time just painting trees. I love them.

ArtSparker said...

Wow, thanks for all the song memories...I guess a tree is a good core to hang things on, and not just Christmas ornaments.

Eva, context and association is everything.

R. Nemo said...

Works for me too...until...ahem...I fall over. I guess there's plenty of songs about that as well, tavern songs.

Jesse Mendez said...

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I have an invitation for you to come and visit my art blog here in San Diego, and comment if you will.

I think that you may enjoy the various labels and music videos I design for my art blog, hope to see you here soon and take care :)

Squirrel said...

Nice pic! I love trees. of course we all love trees... like clouds they are good subjects for photos.

Meena said...

that is a really cool tree!!

OWW/Claire said... certainly caught my attention with the tree photo. I'm so into sketching trees...this is a prime example of what I love most about them...their complexity of design.

Great choice you made.

I looked also at your art works...these are all your own creations? Impressive.

Haven't looked at your Odyssey yet, but definitely that's on my list of views...should be interesting.

Adam has it right...the maypole!