You may recall my post of April 18 http://dennyjumpphoto.aminus3.com/image/2013-04-18.html when I noted that Hawthorne trees are unique because they sprout their leaves first, and THEN they sprout their little reddish pink buds (which, eventually, turn into beautiful white blossoms). But that's not the only thing that makes these trees special: Since the leaves sprout first, the blossoms do not appear until after most other species' blossoms are fading, or even gone. As a result, the Hawthorne has a sort of "TA-DA!" moment when it's blossoms appear! Sort of a grand finale. Talk about knowing how to upstage the competition!
UPDATE FROM DENNY:
Thanks to everyone for your continuing kind comments and concern...I seem to be progressing fairly well and will visit the Doctor for a followup exam today, May 9, when the Stitches should be removed from my eyebrow area....my eyelids have the dissolvable tupe of stitches, so, those will just sort of "fade away" ( reverse of the Rolling Stones).
I will be trying to increase my visitations to your blogs soon, but most of my posts will probably remain up for 4- 5 days, as a general rule.
Thanks again, everyone - my love to you all!
** 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