Handstand Sundial

Its Spring and there is something joyful in the arrival of that seasonal immigrant. On April 5, 1909, two acrobatic workers from a Japanese-American logging crew celebrated on the massive stump of an ancient cedar, capturing in their handstands both the greatness and smallness of their work. Asahel Curtis took this photograph in a sunny clearing deep in the Skagit County woods locking in a moment in time- the performer a jubilant gnomon and his shadow the mark of the hour on a freshcut sundial. How many hours went into in the cutting and how many centuries passed in the growing? Neither matter in the moment I’m sure.

 handstand sundial.jpg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: