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Your Rhodedendron is Served !

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

Sunday, I was able to make a return trip to the Graver Arboretum and I was very glad that I did. The Rhodedendruns were in various stages of bloom and they all looked wonderful. After seeing all of the prolific new growth and the very large quantity of buds, it was obvious that the Rhodedendruns, Azaleas, and other plants will be blooming through the month of June. The day was overcast and there was only a slight breeze that came up every now and then, so the conditions were almost perfect for catching colour.

Over the next few weeks, I will post some of the images that I captured but I will try to intersperse them with other kinds of images so we don't all suffer from that feared and dreaded condition known as "Rhodedendrun Overdose"......I hope you enjoy .... ;-)

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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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