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Riding the Water - Praying For the Carolina's

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 14 September 2018 in Plant & Nature.

A beautiful evening and Sunset over Lake Washington.

As we stand in Kirkland - a city on the eastern shore of this beautiful lake - we enjoy the sunset that we are blessed with....A lone sailboat rides the waves under clouds lined with blazing colors.

Meanwhile, 3,000 miles to the east, the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and others are preparing, as best they can, for a monstrous hurricane that is moving slowly, thereby creating even more damage and devastation.

And so as we enjoy the sunset here, we pray for our friends and relatives on the Carolin coastline. Be Safe!

NIKON D800 1/25 second F/8.0 ISO 200 72 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

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, the climate bites back at times and I see they are saying a million people along the coastlines there have been ordered to evacuate.

14 Sep 2018 6:28am

@Ronnie 2¢: And the storm is still there....as well as the people!!! egads!!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A vast and wonderful image here, Denny, and yes our thoughts and hopes are with the states in the path of big and nasty Florence. Hurricane season is always such a scary time.

14 Sep 2018 1:20pm

@Rick: Scary indeed....The storm is so SLOW< too!!! Loving your current posts ;-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau

14 Sep 2018 2:29pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you very much ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image. People had best be away from the coast although I hear of rescues of those who didn't evacuate.

14 Sep 2018 5:48pm

@Steve Rice: Yes indeed...We have been glued to the screen today! We saw some rescues today - just as you note!!I

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo

14 Sep 2018 6:08pm

@Martine Libouton: Merci Beaucoup, Martine!

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image. Every year at this time, there is so much damage and devastation from these monstrous storms. I miss talking to you too Denny. I hope that you are doing well.

15 Sep 2018 1:53am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you, Elaine!!! I hope you are doing ok...And You are not so far from the edges of hat storm...stay safe!!

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautiful thoughts and sentiments Dennis. Our hopes are, as always, with anyone who is suffering or facing danger in the currently affected states, or anywhere else around the world...

15 Sep 2018 3:14am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you so much, sir ...HaHa....I JUST left one of my patented endless essays on YOUR page ;-) Cheers, sir!

k@ from Paris, France

Oh yes we are all thinking so deeply to them all wishing the wind a calmer mood ! Love your rich skies and the peace above, inspiring and supportive image ! Love my friend to U and yours !

15 Sep 2018 6:24am

@k@: Oh, thank you so much, dear Karine! I hope you are well and I find myself thinking about you and your beautiful young nieces! I suppose they are not "little" girls now ;-). Thank you so much for your words and images that always inspire thiuhjt and moods and contemplation. I am so proud to "know" you at least on this wonderful AM3 ! Be well, dear friend, and thank you so much! Love and Hugs <3

NIKON D800
1/25 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
72 mm (35mm equiv.)

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