The First Bloom Of 2021

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “First Bloom 22321a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The wind rages on the ridges of my little slice of Appalachia. The tall timber sways in ever changing patterns as the gales attempt to wake them from their deep slumber. But beneath the shadow of the mountains a single ray of light has gently been coaxing my winter honeysuckle bush. I wander out along the edges between the forest and the yard and cautiously approach the bush so as not to disturb any of birds that like to nest in its tangled branches. It was when I saw the tiny white spots among the green leaves that I knew why I’d been called to this bush. The small dainty flowers were just starting to open up and that howling breeze now feels a little warmer.

Image Titled “Winter Honeysuckle 22321b”.

In her modest glory this honeysuckle bush never fails to be the first bloom on my place. It’s a major tickmark of my natural calendar that tells me to start getting things ready for the coming changes. She’ll soon be hosting the first bees to awaken which are usually the leafcutter bumblebees. They have a thicker fur than the others and are usually the first to leave the underground nests in the early part of the year. She’ll be ready and waiting to feed them as soon as they emerge. Typically we still have two more snowfalls before winter fades completely but it will be here before you know it.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

Announcement 2.0

For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.

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Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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