I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Shoot Out- The Old Druid

The most widespread view is that "druid" derives from the Celtic word for an oak tree (doire in Irish Gaelic), a word whose root also meant "wisdom."

"...and I am here too, in front of it, hardly able to see for the flash and the brightness.

and sometimes I am that madcap person
clapping my hands and singing;
and sometimes....
I am that quiet person down on my knees."~mary oliver~
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  1. Looks like the trees in our little woods! The height is amazing!

  2. What a massive and magnificent tree. Truly inspiring.

  3. Your trees are beautiful and tall!
    Happy weekend!

  4. Mary Oliver, one of my favorites...

  5. From one farm lady to another - love your trees!

  6. He must be very wise. May be it is the birds that travel afar come back and tell him all the news.

  7. I love old trees and the stories they must hold. My art instructor does the most beautiful drawings of trees. He is working on a series of drawings of the Angel Oak in Charleston right now.

  8. I did not know that druid history...I love the perspective of your shots.

  9. Hi,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog -- I always enjoy getting feedback. :)

    Oh wow -- what a beautiful tree. Thanks for sharing these photos. :)

    Currently, I have a little giveaway on my blog -- today is the last day to enter. :)

    Greetings from Munich,

  10. Read the post under this one first- Hey I am sure glad you have joined our shoot out, and the neighbor does not have one over on your camera toten' shoot outs! :)


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