| MORE TULIPS
and PARKINSON'S DISEASE -
Before you exit today, I want you to know that I've
set up a link
through Amazon for making donations to Parkinson's
One of the reasons
I bought TULIP plants for photographing this past
weekend is that periodically Gigi Gilcrease, Chapter
Coordinator, talks to me about creating a logo for
the South Florida Chapter of the American Parkinson's
My husband Sam. who has Parkinson's, and I are involved
with this support group, as we were with the Central
New Jersey Chapter, before moving to Florida. APDA
chapters throughout the US have an annual Walk-A-Thon
to raise funds for PD Research. April 2 is the one
in South Florida.
Should you be interested in making a donation via
the web, you may simply use the Picture
to Ponder - Tulips link or, if you wish to send
a check, go to APDA's Annual
Walk-A-Thon page for our chapter's address or
for one closer to you, if you prefer that.
PD is the second most
common neurodegenerative disease experienced by man,
Alzheimer's disease being the most common. See Overview
in the Pharmaceutical Journal for some detailed information.
I've also included a few more facts on the Tulips
Tulips are the symbol of hope. A red and white tulip
was named after James Parkinson, who did a treatise
on "Shaking Palsy" 200 years ago.
TODAY'S PHOTO -
Tulips are also a symbol of Spring, as pointed out
in some of yesterday's responses. Today's pink bud
seems to me to be nestling comfortably in its "womb",
while preparing to shortly burst forth. I love the
colors here and the sensuous curves.
Since I went into detail yesterday on distracting
backgrounds and "fixing" images, I will
share that the photo you are seeing today is exactly
as I took it. I had placed the pot of flowers in
the open trunk of my car and decided to take some
shots before the tulips opened any further.
Focusing in so closely, with
my macro lens, resulted in no background diversions.
Are there areas in your life where you can unearth
beauty or power, getting straight to the point,
unconsciously eliminating the distractions?
READER COMMENTS ON THE LAST ISSUE - Issue
" Love the picture. I love the tulips ....springtime
and today is my birthday - 40th birthday. Wowowowowo.
"Not to belittle your efforts at capturing
the light and removing the background, but what
really works for me in this photo is the graceful
attitude of the tulips. They are "open"
to the world." Mary Gray
"Oh Sheila, this just makes my heart sing!!!
It makes my alignment meter go off the charts. I
would love to have it blown up an put up on my wall."
and Julie Jordan Scott wrote, "... wow,
this picture literally opened my heart space. I
looked at it and I felt a warmth in my heart....
immediately transcendent. Wow. Wow. Wow.
This is one I will print out and stick in my notebook
- I am sure it will inspire some sort of writing
- not sure what - and I know it will."
Passions if you have not yet checked out Julie's
programs, including ones on writing.
Once again, I'm moved by what you've had to share.
FORWARDING PICTURE TO PONDER -
If you enjoyed today's PTP, and would like to share
it with friends, feel free to send them the link
for this issue - http://www.eteletours.com/issue73.html.
In many instances, the photos are not picked up
if you simply forward the issue.
© 2005 Sheila Finkelstein
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