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July 20th, 2009 produced one heck of a mighty sunrise! As I traversed over a golf course and came closer to the rising sun, I was in awe of the incredible sky paintings that illuminated the ground I stood on! One of my favorite old Joni Mitchell songs, is “Circle Game.” It seems fitting for this picture. It’s my hope that you enjoy both the sunset and Joni!! This photograph was shot with a Canon 40D wide angle 75mm lens in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Circle Game – Joni Mitchell

Yesterday, a child came out to wander
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

And the seasons they go ‘round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Then, the child moved ten times ‘round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like, "When you’re older", must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

And the seasons they go ‘round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came,
and go round and round and round
In the circle game

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
And they tell him, “Take your time. It won’t be long now.
’Til you drag your feet to slow the circles down”

And the seasons they go ‘round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through.

And the seasons they go ‘round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and ’round and ’round
In the circle game
And go ’round and ’round and ’round in the circle game.

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My life is like a well read book that’s never ending, at least for this moment in time. As I continually add new chapters to my book, I find that my photography plays a big part in it. This is most especially true as my great love and fascination with Mother Naure never wanes. It’s my hope that you, too, will share my joy as the pages in my book of life continue to flip forward! My Very Best, Polly Peacock

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Comments

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    Oh Polly!!!! GLORIOUS!!!!!! And yes, how I love that wonderful song … a beautiful combination of image and music!!! Well done!!!!

  • Thanks Lois – I really appreciate your awesome compliment! Yes, I started listening to Joni in 1968 and just loved her music!! There are too many favorites to mention, but I always loved how this started with childhood innocence!! Thanks so much – my apologies for not getting over to see your work, but will try to soon – been very busy….!!! xoxo!! :)))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    Wondrous capture sweetheART ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks so much Val – so glad that you like it!! :)))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thanks so much Kathy – this sunrise was one of the coolest that I have ever seen – most sunrises I used to view over the ocean, so catching one like this on land, made it special!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 5 years ago

    Hi Pol! How are you doing? This is amazing capture of the flaming sky. The silhuettes of trees and that lighted arty spot! The song is beautiful too. “And go round and round and round in the circle game” That words simply hit a target in your wonderful capture. Hugs! :)

  • Thanks dear Arvy- I have a bunch more too, but liked this one because of the circular effect of the lawn mower!! I am doing very well – will give you a BM soon, K? Glad you liked the circle game! That song goes back to when I was about 11 years old and I still listen to Joni to this day!! YUP – hehehehe!! xoxoxo to you my dear friend!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    you been creating crop circles I see ;) xoxox ♥

  • mmm hmm….made em all with my coup stick, yup, uh huh…that’s right!!! hehehe!! xoxoxo Sis!! :)))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Andrew Ness - www.nessphotography.com
    Andrew Ness - ...about 5 years ago

    Spectacular colours. Great image this.

  • Thanks so very much Andrew – the morning was spectacular and I really enjoyed staying up to not only capture this, but listen to the birds waking up as well!! Hope all is well with you buddy!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Russell Fry
    Russell Fryabout 5 years ago

    Truly beautiful Polly!

  • Thanks so much Russell – it was an awesome morning! You have probably noticed the incredible sunsets that we have had as well!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Very cool capture Polly. Well done. :o)

  • Thanks Bunny – it was a magical morning, as I walked along the golf course and witnessed this!!! Lots of birds singing too!! xoxo!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • David Lamb
    David Lambabout 5 years ago

    Unique capture. Great colors.

  • thanks so much – so glad that you like it!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 5 years ago

    OH HOW AWESOME!!! What a great great shot Polly. I love it. I’m so glad to see that you are getting out and seeing the sunrise. I LOVE that song Circle game. I have sung it many times. Thinking of it makes me sad that I don’t have my guitar anymore. Ah well. I will have to listen to that song tomorrow. GREAT SHOT!!

  • Thanks so much Elizabeth!! It was a breathtaking morning here!! I stayed up all night, which was cool – had a fox at my squirrel/bunny/bird food stop station – LOL! Yes, “Circle Game,” has always been one of my favs, among so many others! I see Joni as one of the legends of female folk music – so creative with her words and music!! Ah, if you ever want to start playing again, think about getting a “Daisy” guitar! They are specially made for women and are so much easier to play!! So glad this gave you some awesome nostalgia!!! I will not be back until the 11th now, but things here are finally getting into motion!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    – Polly Peacock

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