To walk along a forest path and feel the trail pulling me towards a new world is freedom. There is no agenda or schedule to maintain. Only nature’s caress in the soft touch of a new leaf that brushes my shoulder as I slip through the opening in the dense vegetation. The scent of moss which is still wet with the morning dew under the shade of a thick canopy of hardwoods. The small birds flit about clearing out of my way as a come through. But their curiosity anchors them to the lower branches. They look on in wonderment at the camouflage of my shirt and hat. Surly they think that a tree has uprooted itself and now walking through their domain. A blue jay is enraged by my showing up unannounced and circles my position while calling out a dire warning that whatever that walking thing is he doesn’t trust it. The chickadees snicker at him and continue to do as they please. Only, they do it a little deeper in the bushes. Out beyond the place where storms toppled a massive tulip tree the sun beams in with full glory. A single yellow butterfly commands the attention of each and every wildflower that grows in the clearing. This is the treasure that the path has called me to today. A simple bit of golden sunbeam that has sprung to life.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
I am adding additional social media to my network. Eventually, I’ll be leaving Facebook behind for a multitude of reasons. Even though the Lloyd’s Lens Photography page is strictly non-political I have been restricted from interacting with followers with no explanation for why. But it’s not just that. For years now Facebook has throttled content providers in general. They encourage us to grow our audience and then want to sell us back the access to them. In addition, they collect and sell the data from our interaction. So Facebook has become an entanglement of thorns. In response I have created the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe. We can still interact directly on the blog but starting today I’ll be looking for more platforms that respect the privacy of my followers and don’t limit who gets to see the post.
I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/lloydslensphotographydiscussiongroup
Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!