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"Prairie Flower"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 28 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Prairie Flower was her name. A Native American ancestor of my wife.
Stories were heard about Prairie Flower from all of Barbara's family on her dad's side. Family legend had it that Prairie Flower was peaceful, strong, beautiful, and kind. The mystique of this beautiful young woman from the early 18th century lives on in my wife's family today.

This plant version of "Prairie Flower" was captured at the edge of a ripening wheat field near Easton, PA....Tending and watching over the wheat is something that the "real" Prairie Flower would have done:

Flowing gently and gracefully yet strong - like the wheat she protects...
Prairie Flower waits for the harvest to gather and grind the grain....
To fashion bread made from the wheat that she sowed with her own loving hands....
To bless us all for generations to come with her legend and spirit.
Prairie Flower graces all..

OLYMPUS E-510 1/90 second F/6.7 ISO 400 300 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
1/90 second
F/6.7
ISO 400
300 mm

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