It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

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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12 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

Looks like the trees in our little woods! The height is amazing!

Barry said...

What a massive and magnificent tree. Truly inspiring.

gigi said...

Your trees are beautiful and tall!
Happy weekend!

castlewon said...

Mary Oliver, one of my favorites...

Jama said...

I love your perspective!

Pauline said...

From one farm lady to another - love your trees!

Ann said...

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

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

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.

Rebecca said...

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

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Yep, I would hug that tree!

Birgit said...

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,
Birgit

Chef E said...

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! :)