The warm June air is full of the aroma of roses as the big blue truck roams the hills and valleys of my beloved mountains. The flowers that once announced the arrival of Spring have retired to gestate their fruit and seeds. Some have already completed the cycle and now lay as dormant roots below the duff of the forest. Missing from the air is fleet of green June bugs of my childhood. The shiny metallic exoskeleton seemed to glisten like gemstone in bright sunlight. A simple leash made from a length of thread would be tied around a leg and the large beetle would be a pet for the day and released at dusk. Aside from the cheap entertainment of having a large bug fly in circles around the yard the farm equipment would be prepared for the first cutting of the hay. Severe allergies prevented my participation in the cutting and putting up a store for winter but I was always fascinated by the equipment. In those days the bales were rectangular and in the season every farm had rows of giant organic Lagos in perfectly straight lines thanks to the rakes like this one. Whenever I see the tines all lined up like pinwheels I become a child again watching out the windows as the tractor pulls the tall grass into rows. Later in life years of shots allowed me to participate for a limited time but shortly thereafter the large round bales replaced the blocks but the rakes were still ever present.
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.