In the waning days of February 2021 my little slice of Appalachia is blessed with a warm front that calls me to a state of wanderlust. Not too far. Just a quick stroll around the yard to check out some of the changes that occurred during colder days. The little Hibiscus grove that will hosts so many butterflies in late spring stands in suspended animation with their pods fully open. In truth they appear as though they were growing in some far off exotic places or alien world. Almost ten years ago a terrible storm brought down some older trees and crushed the fully mature single tree that graced this spot. I thought for sure that it would be the end of this source of beauty but in response that tree began to replicate like wildfire and even sent new growth from the old moss covered stumps. Now when it’s in bloom there’s hardly a day that I don’t see either the butterflies or bees working the flowers. It’s because it’s own little forest. Looking at how much it’s spread always reminds me that the secret of success is simply not giving up. Even when you’re crushed by circumstances. Your roots are stronger than you think and sometimes it’s the very thing you thought would be the end that pushes you beyond the old boundaries.
Never give up friends. Good night and be blessed throughout your days.
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.
We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.
I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/lloydslensphotographydiscussiongroup
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Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!