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A Short Trip Into The World Of Reflection

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Deep Reflections 61620a” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The still water brings to life a mirror image of the surrounding forest. As I gaze into topsy turvy world below my imagination pulls out visions of being able to swim through the sky and dive into the tree tops. In my dreamworld water is as breathable as air. The realm of the fish fades away as if it had been the reflection and the reflection was reality. Here we can swim through clouds and shape them into the images we desire see. We look down to waters surface and the world we just left shimmers as a small bird skimmes the edge of our new reality. The ripples emanate throughout this realm of reflection and it tickles when the waves pass through our bodies. The bird that caused the ripples disappears over the edge of pond but the reflection soars into the void beyond our perception. It’s that moment that the decision to either follow the world if reflections into oblivion or return to the real world and become merely normal once more. Living in a dreamworld might sound appealing at first but the realization that a person can only hold back the truth for so long beckons one to return to the world of challenges. After all, it’s the challenges that become victories.

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Reunion With An Old Friend

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Juniper Berries 62020a” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The breeze carries that familiar scent into the cab of my big blue truck. When I was a kid this Eastern Red Cedar was barely a foot tall and now it towers above my like some whispering giant. I reach out through the driver’s side window and hold onto the branch for moment. To me it was like shaking hands with an old friend and I swear that somewhere deep beneath the thick foliage there was a wooden smile. The branches are covered with the little blue berries which will not ripen until much later in summer or early fall. The cedar is thick enough to block out most of the sun and cool the heat of the day. My friend will be comforting those who pass by for hundreds of years after I am gone. And for these yet unknown kindred spirits there will be the connection of a majestic conical cedar on the edge of a gravel road. But will they know it’s secrets? Will they know that there’s a large deposit of natural clay at it’s roots where young boys used to dig and harvest clay with a stick? All of toys that couldn’t be bought were formed from the very earth itself. In fact we learned early in life that this type of tree always marked a place where the clay was easy to access.

Today as I stand beneath the stand of cedars I’m struck by how out positions are reversed. I used to tower over the tree but today I am the small one. I reached out at touched the branches one more time before climbing back into the truck and heading home.

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.

Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook

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Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.

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Things Are Just Ducky #13 Finding Family.

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Naptime At The Lake 52620” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

George settled down in the grass and allowed warm morning sun to gently caress his body. It was good to be part of a community again. George valued his solitude but he also craved companionship and the feeling of belonging. The flock provided all that and more. It was common for the members to check up on each other. Or warn the others if a hawk was spotted. When out foraging a call was made when a plentiful food source was found and nobody went hungry. Every day the flock held a waterborne parade by the campground and the campers would show their appreciation by tossing food into water. George felt like a star when they did that. What’s even better was that the flock fully accepted George the moment he got there. He simply landed on the lake next to them and they each greeted him with the words “Welcome Home” as was the flock’s tradition when accepting new members. The more George thought about it the more he realized that a community was really a type of family. That meant that “neighborhood” wasn’t a place but an attribute of belonging like “brotherhood”. George gave a sigh of contentment as he lay in the grass with his flock and drifted into the dreamworld in the mid morning sun.

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

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Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.

https://youtu.be/FDcrY6w8oY8

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Lastly, 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 photographer.

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Before The Rainfall

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Yarrow 62020a” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

Softly the sunlight flows through the overcast skies and washes over the land. The yarrow catches my imagination and for a moment I’m connected with the healers of antiquity as they treat the wounds of heroes and hunters and even the scraped knees of children. God put good things in the earth for us if we are just wise enough to learn.

The breeze gently disturbs the scene but only for a moment. Deeper into the bushes small wrens flicker from branch to branch chasing the insects.

A little farther up the hill on the edge of the fallow pasture a mourning dove coos. An older gentlemen who I once worked with in my youth said that he always called them rain crows because they call out just before it rains.

I turn my attention back to the yarrow and noticed vetches in the background. I began to work with the angles and focus to get tonight’s feature image. Without warning a giant raindrop found its way to the back of my neck. The old man was right in calling that bird a rain crow. No sooner had I closed the door on the big blue truck that the downpour began. It was time to get back to the house and process the images.

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.

Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook

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Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.

https://youtu.be/FDcrY6w8oY8

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The Herons Are Here

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Green Heron 62020” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The sun fills the duckweed laden pond in late afternoon. The hunter stands motionless on the end of the ‘ll submerged log. From below he looks just like an odd branch or root. Nothing seems to break his concentration. Not even the big blue truck parked on the wrong side of the road several yards away. His body is motionless but his eyes miss nothing. The frogs can only stay under for so long. His joints are locked and he can stand like this for a very long time. All it takes is dedication to his goal.

If you’ve ever heard the grunting call of a green heron in the middle of nowhere you’d swear it was a sasquatch. In fact I’ve seen a few videos on YouTube and even some “documentaries” on T.V. that claim the sound that captured could have not have been “any known creature” when in fact it’s a green heron’s mating call that’s been slowed down and amplified. The great blue herons are even louder and harsher.

The green heron is one of three species of herons that I’m aware of and encountered in my little slice of Appalachia. The others being the aforementioned great blue herons and the American Bittern which I have only encountered once in my life and the picture didn’t turn out well. All three are water birds and all hunt the shallow waters by either waiting in ambush as the green heron in tonight’s feature image is doing or by slowly wading along the edge as the great blue heron in the photo on the right.

A Great Blue Heron stalking the lower Gauley River.

These birds move with such grace and calm demeanor that watching them is almost a spiritual experience.

I continued to watch the green heron on the pond hoping to capture the moment he seized his prey but the single lane road was needed by others and even though I was mostly off the road safety became a concern. But now that I know where he hangs out there’s hope for more shots of this amazing bird.

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.

Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook

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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.

https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/

Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.

https://youtu.be/FDcrY6w8oY8

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! Simplymessage me on Facebookoruse 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=238248269630914251

Lastly, 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 photographer.

Thank you again for your support of my page!❤