This is the thrd and final image from the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. When I was growing up in nearby Roseville, CA, my parents brought me here a few times and we would enjoy the beauty and serenity as well as the wonderful Jasmine tea and, my favorite, the delicious almond cookies!! Although it had been decades since I last visited, the Garden seems to have retained most of it's charm while withstanding the hordes of visitors. I can imagine, on busier days, it gets crowded and rushed. However, after so many decades,it was just wonderful to visit once again and reacquaint myself with the truly positive and peaceful energy that the Tea Garden provides. And in these days and times, we need all the peace and positive energy that we can get!
** 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