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Having Faith In The Future

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Breath Of Promise 102221” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Just a little housecleaning before tonight’s story. There will be no post this Friday because my wife and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary.

One by one the tiny seeds take flight in the strong autumn breezes. I watch as they climb into the air and seem to dance as they defy gravity. Of course for any plant the seeds represent the anticipation of a future and a promise from the creator that not only will life continue but that through the seeds they will be a part of future life. For the milkweed that means hosting the beautiful Monarch Butterfly and other insects that depend on it’s wellbeing. The simple thought for tonight is that it’s not enough to simply believe in a bright future. You must also prepare for it with the expectation your roll in it is important. And that you can’t just hold onto your preparation until you see the changes taking place. But you must release your assets in the full faith and trust that they will be received. The milkweed has no way of knowing that it’s seeds will find the right place to flourish. It’s obligated to yield up it’s seeds to the wind and trust that the promise of destiny will be fulfilled. That at least some of fruit of its summer season will survive the snow and ice and awaken in just the right place at just the right time to grow and bloom and become the beautiful thing that it was meant to be. We should also consider this in our lives as well. We all have something that we plan and dream for. When the time comes to release the fruit of our plans and preparations we do so in faith that at least some of it will find just the right place to flourish.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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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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Clicking on the photo takes you tohttps://www.zazzle.com/lloydslensphotos?rf=238248269630914251Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographerThank you again for your support of my page!♥️

A Vist To Ghost Forest At Salmon Run

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Progression Of The Fade 102121” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

There is a stillness in the void that was the lake just a few weeks ago. The depths have faded into a trickle and revealed the hiding place of the ones that got away. I haven’t visited this part of the lake since they started charging admission onto the parking lot. It’s not really that I’m bothered by a parking fee. It’s just not practical for me because I only spend a few minutes per trip and so I went to other places this year instead. But in the off season they stop charging and I happened to be close by do I visited the area. The roots and stumps of a ghost forest are just the thing for an October outing. The winter pool landscape offers a variety of textures and the tracks of the wildlife is easy to find in the soft muddy bottom. As I sit quietly on the edge of yesterday’s landscape I can almost hear the voices of those who passed along the forgotten pathways. The old creek is still there and with the mind’s eye I see the old stumps transformed into their former glory and once again stretch out to touch the sky along the rocky banks of the creek. A young boy strolls to edge of the water and tosses in a hook at the end of a cane pole. He has a cork for a bobber and no need for a fancy reel. Perhaps the line is made from a few strands of horse hair collected from a mane or tail. The natural fiber blends well into the environment and almost disappears in the water. The one modem piece of equipment is the small bell that’s tied securely to the tip of the pole. The barefooted boy sets his pole and leans back against the tree but he’s barely settled when the bell rings. He levers the fish from the water and places in his hand woven krill bag. He looks up, smiles and gives a friendly wave at me across almost a century of seasons before vanishing completely. The lake bottom holds a thousand such memories as does almost every spot in these mountains. All you need to see the story is to be still and look for them.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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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!

To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

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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.

Clicking on the photo takes you tohttps://www.zazzle.com/lloydslensphotos?rf=238248269630914251Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographerThank you again for your support of my page!♥️

A Stroll Into The Painted Mountain

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Sweet Birch In Gold 101921” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Cool winds paint the mountains in warm tones as the days grow noticeably shorter. Each morning the misty veil lifts to show a new addition to the growing masterpiece of color and texture. A simple stroll through a section of woods becomes a journey into a fantasy world of ancient trees and colors that rain down with each gust. If you’re still enough you can hear the squirrels. Their playful bounding through dry leaves sounds like a giant stomping around just out of sight. The twigs of a bush lift from their spot and you realize that it’s a majestic buck that is moving quietly through the hills. The birds have changed their songs slightly as they fan out to gather their favorite seeds. Soon the frost will come and all will twinkle and glisten in the morning light. But for now the days are filled with perfect moments and beautiful colors.

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.

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

Click the link below to jump to the Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe.https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/guide-to-mewe/embed/#?secret=GJGnIQEVHc

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

To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.

WELCOME TO LLOYD’S LENS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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.

Clicking on the photo takes you tohttps://www.zazzle.com/lloydslensphotos?rf=238248269630914251Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographerThank you again for your support of my page!♥️

Sassafras. The Tree Of Flame

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Autumn’s Flames 101822” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

My favorite tree is “all of them”. Excluding tree of heaven of course. But sassafras is is definitely at the top of the favorites list. In my mind it’s an absolute embodiment of the Fall season. The various shapes of it’s leaves and beautiful spectrum of colors take me back to magical times when the best thing on earth was a huge pile of leaves to jump into. The sweet aroma of sassafras tea that was freshly brewed from a few segments of sassafras roots was ( and still is ) better than anything found in a plastic bottle at your local big box store. In fact they can’t even legally sell us the real thing because they say it might cause cancer. Some experts disagree but I digress. The sassafras leaves are almost at their peak color and the range of yellow, orange and red on the same tree makes it like a cozy fire that warms the soul through the eyes. The oaks and maples are certainly not without their own beauty but sassafras is special.

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.

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

Click the link below to jump to the Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe.https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/guide-to-mewe/embed/#?secret=GJGnIQEVHc

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

To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.

WELCOME TO LLOYD’S LENS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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.

Clicking on the photo takes you tohttps://www.zazzle.com/lloydslensphotos?rf=238248269630914251Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographerThank you again for your support of my page!♥️

Saturday Musings In Fall

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Autumn Blessings 93021a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

A familiar chill greets me as I step out from my threshold. It’s the cold hand of an autumn rain. It’s slow, steady and soaks everything in a fine mist. It only seems like a moment ago that I stepped out to find sunshine filling my world with a golden hue as the fall flowers smile at me from their beds and huge bumblebees float among them like airships. But today the sun sleeps late and clouds roll over the mountains. But days like this also hold great pleasures of their own. The damp air brings the scent of a warm fireplace and fresh brewed coffee. The cozy blanket and favorite chair beckon us to take a Saturday off. Maybe reclaim a little childhood and watch cartoons all morning. By afternoon most of the rain is gone and the sun raises its sleepy head to win back the day. A favorite jacket and those warm socks that you ignored all summer. Sandals are tucked away and an awesome pair of boots now carries us to the changing world of Fall. It’s a new season and there’s something wonderful out there if you just look for 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.

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

Click the link below to jump to the Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe.https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/guide-to-mewe/embed/#?secret=GJGnIQEVHc

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

To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.

WELCOME TO LLOYD’S LENS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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.

Clicking on the photo takes you tohttps://www.zazzle.com/lloydslensphotos?rf=238248269630914251Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographerThank you again for your support of my page!♥️