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A common thistle taken on a farm in America's Heartland, 2,000 miles from California, reminded me of a story about an organ repairman who was working in a huge church in New York City. On the wall he saw a gold plated phone with a sign that read "Talk directly to God, $10,000." He saw similar signs in churches in San Francisco, Boston, and Washington. On a repair call to a small church in the Midwest he saw a phone on the wall with a sign that read "Talk directly to God, 40 cents." He asked the minister if he could explain why the rates were so low there. The minister replied "You're in the Heartland son, it's a local call... :) This photo was taken near Hanover, Illinois.


Guest - Apr 21, 2006 12:04 AM EDT
Hi Alandra and Talsi, thank you both for your kind words and support.
Guest - Apr 20, 2006 11:55 PM EDT
Beautiful color, lighting and clarity. And also a good story.
Guest - Apr 20, 2006 11:49 PM EDT
lovely clarity and colour of the flower. I like the story also : )
Guest - Apr 20, 2006 11:46 PM EDT
Hi Mary, This shot was taken with a Canon telephoto lens, 70-200mm, f2.8L. Thank you for commenting, somtimes the simplest things are really beautiful when you take the time to look at them.
Guest - Apr 20, 2006 11:15 PM EDT
Lovely shot. I especially like the purple Thistle taken against the tree bark (I think that's what it is) background. It really pops the Thistle color out. Did you use a macro lens for this shot?

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