In the southern hemisphere, this month is the end of winter and beginning of spring. But here in many parts of North America, Autumn is already in full force....
To me, the Blackberries ripening are a good symbol for the end of summer. Their sweet taste, sometimes tart...Their sharp thorns that remind us they are there, all seem to bring about an alertness to our surroundings and the seasons.
I love the seasons, each for what they are. But Autumn......Autumn is really something special. I hope you enjoy your Autumn (OR your Spring) just as much :-)
NOTE FROM DENNY:
The internet Gestapo at my work loosened the reins for a while but, now, have come back with a vengeance. Logging on to personal websites or blogs from the workplace is now prohibited. This means that I will need to manage my time as best I can. I promise to get around to all of you just as much as I can because that is what I truly love: looking at your wonderful images...All the best to all of you :-) Denny
** 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