My beautiful wife waves upward from 9,000(+) feet as we leave the Bristlecone Pine Forest. The area where she is standing was once the bottom of a great sea...now thrust over thousands of years to it's present elevation of roughly 9,000 feet here ...One thing I forgot to mention during this series was that a few years ago, the Nature Center at the Preserve was burned to the ground by arsons. I don't think anyone has ever been apprehended. The very thought of a fire not only destroying the Nature Center but perhaps spreading to the nearby forest filled with trees dating thousands of years absolutely made me sick when I heard about it shortly after the blaze. The center has been restored and thankfully no damage was spread to the forest that I recall - an amazing feat in itself when considering the twisty road to the preserve takes quite awhile for fire fighting vehicles to climb. So, if you DO ever go to this Preserve, please consider donating when you are there,if you can. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is part of the Inyo National Forest in the White Mountains of California. Thank you, again, for viewing.
** 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