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Series: "Postcards from Vallejo" - Camellia

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 6 February 2019 in Plant & Nature.

SHORT SERIES - IMAGES FROM VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA AND SURROUNDS:
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So - Here we are in Vallejo, California], USA...Just across the Bay east of San Francisco....We are looking across the street, it is February 5 - and, eegads! we notice that the very nice lady's Camellia bush is in full bloom! I hope it inspires a song - she is a Violin instructor...

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** 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

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I like the sight of these flowers on a very cold and dull day here in New England. Makes me long for the summer.

6 Feb 2019 9:27pm

@Shaun: Thank you Shaun! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Quite beautiful! Much better than the cold and snow here.

7 Feb 2019 2:28am

@Steve Rice: Yes I understand ;-). Glad I put the tarps on our cars before flying down here ! Thank you, Steve ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Wonderful colourful blossoms.

7 Feb 2019 2:52am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you so very much, sir ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely blooms.

7 Feb 2019 10:24pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you, Barbara ! ;-)

SONY DSC-RX10M4
1/30 second
F/8.0
ISO 640
24 mm (35mm equiv.)