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One Final Thought; A Town With Heart

The small art community of Harmony, California, population 18, consists of painters, potters, glass blowers, and various other artists. The last time I visited there the place seemed to have fallen on hard times. Some studios were shuttered, shops padlocked, chairs and tables in the coffee shop stacked for storage. It hurt to see one of my favorite places in decline.

Technical Info: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 18-70mm lens, ISO 400, f/11 at 1/250 sec.
© 2006, Clemens Roether, All Rights Reserved

As I was going back to my car I heard the clatter of a small engine at a nearby building. There I saw a grounds crew watering and trimming a topiary that I had never seen in earlier visits. The design lifted my spirits and symbolically said to me "Harmony still has heart."
--Clemens Roether
Tucson, AZ

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