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It Might As Well Be Spring

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

The title of this Rodgers and Hammerstein song (from the musical "State Fair") simply dwells in my head lately. It's too cold for summer, too warm for winter. We have NO snow (although I know that many parts of Europe are buried in the stuff) and the trees are at that stage where we are beginning to show little buds. So I say, if we aren't going to get a decent amount of snow (and so far we haven't) then to heck with it - it Might as Well be Spring!! And to celebrate, here is a genuine springtime view of Seattle's beautiful Space Needle - from my archives ;-)

By the way, speaking of the song, My favorite renditions are the ones that were sung by: Nina Simone, Rosemary Clooney, and Ella Fitzgerald!
Here are a few lines:

"I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm;
I'm as jumpy as a puppet on a string;
I'd say that I had Spring Fever;
When it isn't even Spring"

PENTAX Optio 60 1/281 second F/6.7 ISO 64 8 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

PENTAX Optio 60
1/281 second
F/6.7
ISO 64
8 mm

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