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The Genesis of Happiness (or "Hop"-iness)!

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 September 2016 in Plant & Nature.

For centuries, civilization has enjoyed a brew that is called different names but most commonly known as "Beer" or "Bier" or "Ale".
Hops, as seen here, are key to the successful production of beer.

Unfortunately, my enjoyment became a problem which forced me to put the tankard down forever, way back in 1991. But time marches on and so we see that Hops are still used and enjoyed in this age old beverage.

This shot is of my son-in-law's fine crop of hops. He brews a very fine (I am told) Vermont Ale.

NIKON D800 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 6400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

NIKON D800
1/1250 second
F/5.6
ISO 6400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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