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"......For Amber Waves of Grain...."

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 4 July 2013 in Plant & Nature.

Some call it "America"
Some say "The USA"
Some say.........other things :-)

But that's who we are.
We fight, we squabble,
We politicize, we bicker,
We point fingers, we argue some more.

And then...something happens -

We get attacked or hurt in some way,
Or a storm comes, or an earthquake happens.....
We drop the name-calling,
we stop the bickering,
We pick each other up and dust each other off;
And we hug!

We also know that our friends all around the world
are there for us, too....., Just as we are for them.

So, today, we just celebrate and shout "Happy Birthday, America!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 100 55 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
1/100 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
55 mm

for
amber
waves
of
grain