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December Rose - "Lo How a Rose..."

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 22 December 2017 in Plant & Nature.

When I was in High School Choir (yes, I used to sing in choir), our beloved Choir Director Mr Gale would have us sing the old Advent Hymn "Lo How a Rose E'ere Blooming" every year at Christmas time during our Christmas Choir concert...I always loved the song.

So as not to unduly "Push" the hint on anyone, I will just say that some nice YouTube videos exists of a large choir singing this hymn...very pretty and available at you tube.com

This rose is an iPhone shot of one of the roses in a beautiful Bouquet given to Barbara...

Finally Barbara and I would like to thank each and every one of you who provided wonderful comments to us regarding our 49th Wedding Anniversary that we celebrated yesterday, 21 December 2017....We sincerely Thank You All ;-)

To Hear a wonderful version of his Hymn, sung by the Ary Academy Choir and Band, click the link below

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Army_Band_-_Lo_How_a_Rose.ogg

iPhone 6s 1/15 second F/2.2 ISO 2000 5 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

iPhone 6s
1/15 second
F/2.2
ISO 2000
5 mm

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