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"Chick Chicory- Chick Chicory- Chic Chic-oree"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 8 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mary Poppins just might love singing to these Chicory blossoms. The rains and cool winter have really resulted in an abundance of these lovely little flowers all over Western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The blossoms are about 1 inch in diameter...that's it ;-) ...The stamen always remind me of little fiber-optic cable leads. I love these flowers because the sun really does a great job of backlighting them, making them look like little blue candles in certain situations.

The Chicory flower...one man's weed is anothers beautiful wildflower!

I WILL BE TRAVELING TO VERMONT, AND BACK, THIS WEEKEND, SO, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN COMMENTS. HOWEVER, PLEASE REST ASSURRED THAT I WILL BE READING ALL OF THEM. ...ALSO, FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE (OR DISGUST), I HAVE PRE-POSTED IMAGES FOR THE NEXT 4 DAYS AND I'LL CATCH UP WITH ALL OF YOU HOPEFULLY ON MONDAY ;-) HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYONE!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/350 second F/6.7 ISO 400 70 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
1/350 second
F/6.7
ISO 400
70 mm

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