The big blue truck coasts to halt on the edge of the Summersville Dam. In spite of the cool evening I have the window down just enough to enjoy a little fresh air. I’ve been in the shelter of my mountain for a while and even though it brings me great joy to live among the trees and birds I do miss the open sky and all the glory of the setting sun. As I haphazardly park the truck in the empty lot of the scenic overlook my attention is drawn to the curve of the dam. It’s in this spot that the evening drive into the west seems to merge with the sky and end in some mythical place where anything is possible. In my memories it’s the land of eternal summer. I close my eyes and I can see brightly colored tents in the campground and the evening fires are beginning to flicker. The boats are are lined up along the shore of the campground and the smell of coffee brewed in an old fashioned percolator mingles with the aroma of roasted marshmallows. The children who have spent all day swimming in the lake are telling tales about the giant catfish on the bottom and dare the unbelievers to just stick their toes in the water if they doubt his existence. The challenge is usually met with excuses of not being able to see snakes on the water’s edge. The older kids are sitting around their own fires and listening to the soft rock of the 80s and trying to work up the nerve to speak to that special person of interest. If only summer never ended! Eventually the fires become embers and the music on the radio is replaced by the crickets and frogs providing the background while whip-poor-wills give the melodies. And in the late hours while counting the stars over the water two hands join in an unspoken conversation. This is the mythical land of eternal summer and anything is possible.
Good night friends 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.
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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! Simply use 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.