I was actually haviing second thoughts about putting this image up here but the way things are going this week, I don't have time to substitute before the midnight deadline - so .......Here it is ;-)
These are blossoms from a ing Hawthorne tree , set against the sky (and another hawthorne tree beyond) ....They are native trees and are gorgeous when in bloom like this. The trees are nicely shaped and really make a great ornamental landscape tree. The blossoms don't last very long..just a 2-3 weeks from start to finish and with the weather here being as weird as it is this year, even shorter!
When fully opened, the blossoms remind me of Almond blossoms...Hey, I grew up in the Sacramento Valley in Roseville where almonds and olives were king! I wish all of you the very best - have a great day!
** 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