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And So it Begins - Fall into Winter

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 1 December 2012 in Plant & Nature.

And so today is December 1. Not the "official" beginning of winter, but probably the mental beginning.

"Dead or Alive?" is not the question. The plants will return as will the warmth. But, for now, the winter comes - and we think about winter activities and sites and sounds and sensations.

I am not around much but I am here...so many things going on.... I hope you all are well and, again, I thank you all so much for being there.

Wishing you all the best. :-) Denny

OLYMPUS E-510 1/50 second F/6.0 ISO 1600 154 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
1/50 second
F/6.0
ISO 1600
154 mm

and
so
it
begins