So, here you see a shot looking north on U.S. Interstate Highway 5 in Southern Oregon, as we try to return to our home near Seattle from Northern California....a distance of approximately 780 miles. You may have gathered that we are stopped in a very long line....If this was your guess, you are right! In fact, the line in front of us consisted of hundreds and hundreds of automobiles and Trucks....covering almost 2 solid miles of vehicles!!
What was the reason for all this? Well, a sudden snow storm struck the western coast of the Oregon, Washington, dumping 3-4 inches of snow overnight in areas that were not accustomed to dealing with that kind of sudden snowfall on a major highway.
The amount of snow would seem minimal to states and provinces in the mid west and east... but the type and amount of snow abatement and removal equipment that exists in the western states and provinces, is simply not geared to handle snow and ice in this manner.
So there we sat....for hours, creeping ever so slowly - one mile was covered in 15 minutes....It was terrible....
Thank goodness, we are home now...glad to be here, as well.
** 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