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Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The age of the Bristlecone Pinest varies, however, the oldest tree known as "Methuselah" is 4,789 years old and it is located along the Methuselah Trail adjcent to the Schulman Grove Visitor Center at the Bristlecone Pine Forest. The tree shown here is found on the Discovery Trail which is very short but impressive, located alsoe nearby the Schulam Grove visitor center. The growth rate of these ancient trees is very slow because of the altitude and climate. They are true examples of survival and adaptation. If you wish to view more information, a good start is at the followiing link: http://www.sonic.net/bristlecone/intro.html

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/500 second F/5.0 ISO 400 8 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/500 second
F/5.0
ISO 400
8 mm