The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, Lincoln City, Oregon
“As above, so below; as below, so above.”
Sea anemones grow in a shallow pool beneath a barnacle covered rock on Oregon’s coast.
My eye is drawn to rounded, organic forms. Living, growing, breathing, changing things tend to be more rounded than straight.
This week’s photo challenge invites us to explore round things and curving lines. I’ll use the opportunity to share a few more of the photos captured while traveling along the Oregon coast.
Bowls and ceramic flowers are displayed in front of Mossy Creek Pottery, near Gleneden Beach
“Everything an Indian does is in a circle,
and that is because the power of the World
always works in circles,
and everything tries to be round . . .
The sky is round and I have heard
the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars.
The wind in its greatest power whirls,
birds make their nest in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle.
The moon does the same and both are round.
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing,
and always come back again to where they were.
Our teepees were round like the nests of birds.
And they were always set in a circle, the nation’s hoop.”
Chief Black Elk
“This world has been changing from time immemorial.
But because it is “round”
(subject to cycle of cause-effect),
one cannot find an end to it.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
“I live my life in growing orbits
which move out over this wondrous world.
I am circling around God,
around ancient towers
and I have been circling for a thousand years.
And I still don’t know
if I am an eagle or a storm
or a great song.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
For the Daily Post’s
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