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Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

HI EVERYONE -

FIRST, PLEASE ALLOW ME TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL AND KIND COMMENTS TO ME, NOT JUST RECENTLY, BUT GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO "DAY 1" FOR ME, WHICH WAS ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RESPOND VERY MUCH LATELY, NOR, HAVE I HAD MUCH OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN THE FAVOUR BY COMMENTING ON ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL IMAGES. BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT, EVEN WHEN I AM "TIED UP," I VIEW ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL POSTS AND THROUGHLY ENJOY THEM.

LOOKING AT YOUR WORK, READING YOUR WORDS, AND COMMUNICATING WITH ALL OF YOU IS SO VERY SPECIAL FOR ME.

TOMORROW I WILL HAVE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT - NO WORRIES, BUT I WILL BE GONE FOR AWHILE - DETAILS TOMORROW

Here, we see a solitary blue wildflower along the Appalachian Trail in Western New Jersey. Incidentally, these little jewels are less than 3/4" (perhaps 2 cm) in diameter. Captured Saturday, April 7, 2012.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 100 124 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
1/125 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
124 mm

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