The warm night brings a morning rain and the little creek in my yard swells. It’s run to the Gauley River quickens as it playfully swirls around the exposed stone. I have to admit that the stay at home orders have been a bit of a blessed in disguise for me. Instead of stealing a few minutes while on the road I’ve been able to enjoy a full hour of solitude on my mountain. I was even able to slip away to the neighboring mountain today and enjoy the majestic view of the Gauley River.
The trip is normally only available to me in weekends but the absence of a commute and the lingering daylight meshed together to bring out the opportunity.
I’ve stated before that having a moment of tranquility is just as important to health as eating right and exercise. Between the mass media and pressures of modern life the mind becomes cluttered and the mind is the gateway to the spirit. Everything we see, hear or experience becomes a part of our whole being. Some things are unavoidable. Everyone has a little clutter here and there in there mind. But the mind is only a gateway. Yes. It can let things in but a gate works in two directions. We can also use it to move the clutter out. For me that means spending time in the natural world. I believe that it’s something that’s common to all of humanity. Sitting by a stream and watching the water swirl around the rocks or making the egress up a seldom used mountain pass with windows down and listening to the woodpeckers call and drum helps to open that gate and set the clutter out by the curb. Even if it’s not something that is available to you at the moment you can close your eyes and call forth the details of your own little spot in nature. Perhaps the images I provide can help but however you do it be sure to enjoy some tranquility today.
Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that graduation will be here before you know it. Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!!
To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.
Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook
If you would like to Follow me on Facebook the web address is
If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.
Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.
Have you checked out the Zazzle Store?
I’m now using Zazzle to fulfil orders. What this means for you is a secure way to place an order, discount codes & a broader product selection! Simplymessage me on Facebookoruse the contact form on my websiteand tell me which image you want and I’ll reply with a direct link to where you can place the order.
Thank you again for your support of my page!❤