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Mandeville

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG POST TO BRING YOU THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE: YESTERDAY EVENING IN SAN FRANCISCO AT APPROXIMATELY 11:15 PM, OUR FOURTH GRANDCHILD, BUT FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER, WAS BORN INTO THIS WORLD TO OUR SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. MOTHER AND BABY GIRL ARE DOING FINE. WE ARE ALL EXCITED AS CAN BE AND I WANTED TO BRAG ABOUT IT, ER, I MEAN, LET YOU ALL KNOW THIS WONDERFUL NEWS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.....WE NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED BLOG BROWSING Ok Back to summer - despite yesterday's post, summer is not over yet, just loosening it's grip...This deep red Mandeville blossom is from our own plant which we keep in a pot out front. They grow and blossom continuously throughout the year in San Diego where we lived for 20 years. Here, in Pennsylvania,when the temps begin to cool these kinds of plants must be brought in to a protected area and even that is not a guarantee with yours truly involved!.

OLYMPUS E-510 10/13 second F/11.0 ISO 100 252 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

OLYMPUS E-510
10/13 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
252 mm

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