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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

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle

22 Dec 2017 2:52pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you so verymuch! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Red heart. Like yours & ours ! Tender thoughts with that beautiful flower. And your friendly words. Love**

22 Dec 2017 9:05pm

@k@: Thank you so much dear pal... our kove to you always! ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The rose and the memories are equally lovely, Denny.

22 Dec 2017 9:52pm

@Rick: Thanks so much Rick....It has been wonderful connecting with you again - Happy Christmas!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely rose.

22 Dec 2017 11:19pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara - Happy Christmas, you two! <3

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Such a wonderful memory and a gorgeous rose! I love the color!

22 Dec 2017 11:21pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine! His to you ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, that is a beautiful rose! Excellent capture.

23 Dec 2017 12:35am

@Steve Rice: Thank you so much, Steve...Merry Christmas you Two <3

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning close up !

23 Dec 2017 2:55am

@Hiro: Thank you, Hiro ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Gorgeous rose Dennis!

23 Dec 2017 8:19am

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

23 Dec 2017 11:07am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle rose !

23 Dec 2017 11:16am

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