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Florets on Ice - Winter isn't ready to Leave

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 24 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Trees are starting to bud and the Cherry Trees down in Washington DC are getting ready to put on their annual "show" (see my posts beginning tommorrow) but her in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Old Man Winter is hanging around for a few more days. Yesterday we got about 3 inches of the wet fluffy kind of snow and more is predicted for today...but the trees are pushing out the buds. This Hawthorn tree has blossoms that resemble a cherry blossom, the florets are getting a cold treatment as they begin their journey to flowerhood. Spring is actually here, we just don't know it....

NOTE: Please let me know...this image was WAY brighter on my iMac monitor at home last night....today, looking at it from my work pc monitor, it looks really dark! I have NO clue what happened, but please accept my apologies if this shows up rather dark on your monitor - sorry...Denny

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** 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

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