The lid pops open on my thermos releasing the aroma of fresh coffee in the big blue truck. Mists rise slowly from the mountains that admire themselves in their reflection on surface of the big river. The lone cormorant peacefully glides just below the mirror of the water’s surface. Just before it dives to the unseen world below I noticed the rusty tinge in the mountains. The changing season is well underway. I look forward to the brilliant yellows, reds and oranges of the Appalachian Fall. This time of year makes me crave the smell of fresh split firewood a flannel shirt and smooth feeling of a hickory handle on an old fashioned axe. I picture days past of the work party gathering a truckload of firewood from the tree that fell last year. The droning of a chainsaw and banter of friends as the once mighty oak is parted out to the different houses. We have many houses among friends but only one home and one family. Later in the day the work is done and the pickup trucks parked in a row. The tailgate is dropped for lunch and the radio is tuned into the game. Small piles of sawdust are scattered on the ground as the last load of wood is carried out. It felt like work back then but it was more than just putting up wood for winter. It was a gift of time together and making of memories.
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.
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!
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Have you checked out the Zazzle Store?
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.