Spinning Sunshine

January 31, 2011 by Rieshy

I came home from my Spinning Guild meeting to sunshine.  We barely remember sunshine around here.  I took some pictures of the sun-glare just to prove I wasn't dreaming.

This photo made me think of a ship's wheel.  Voyages from front porches with spinning wheels?  I don't know, it's a stretch.  I really need more sunshine.

We are gearing up for another snow storm and gray week so I took another shot of my wheel overexposed in sunlight.

Isn't it odd looking? 

If you have a stressful life and a textile-addiction think about taking up spinning.  As you spin you can think about sheep dotted on a green hill bathed in springtime sunlight. 

If you spin a raw fleece you can even smell the above pictured sun-bathed sheep.... but that's not quite as fun.



катиа Девушка said...

I don't know what good one can do by being an avid (if inadvertent) memorizer of memorable quotes, but I find that my shared thoughts are rarely original (which probably makes them more worth sharing, but less impressive than if I were to compose original pieces of poetry or works of literature in response to something like a blog post). That being said, your lovely comments above made me think of 1) Milne's oh-so-clever writings on Christopher Robin's adventures, as well as 2) a few lines in an Andrew Peterson song that I listened to this morning while washing up after milking in a cold dreary rain:

1. On the topic of front porch voyages:
"Christopher Robin had spent the morning indoors going to Africa and back, and he had just got off the boat and was wondering what it was like outside, when who should come knocking at the door but Eeyore.
'Hallo, Eeyore,' said Christopher Robin. 'How are you?'
'It's snowing still.'
'So it is."
'AND freezing.'
'Is it?'
'Yes,' said Eeyore. 'However,' he said, brightening up a little, 'we haven't had an earthquake lately.'"

2. Regarding (as Eeyore would say) "just a small piece of weather":
"The sky in Nashville/It can bend you low/'Cause the winter here is grey /Without a trace of snow./But there is no shadow/On the silver stars/And the colder the night is/The closer the heavens are."

(Is this the most ridiculously long comment you've ever received??)

Susan Tipton said...

Long but not ridiculous:)

I've just recently discovered Andrew Peterson- I'll have to look up that song. Saturday night the stars were absolutely amazing!

Let's continue to hope for no earthquakes...

Ostriches Look Funny said...

okay so, when you said "spinning" i thought immediately of those crazy bicycle classes at the gym where people ride stationary bikes and hop up and down.
How foolish of me.
Yay! SUN!

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