Collected Blessings

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Collected Blessings 102821” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The crisp breeze sweeps the forest floor and the fallen leaves begin to dance. They’re collected in groups like the warm memories of summer’s pleasure. And though nature reclaims the shells of the canopy turning them into duff and humus the essence of memory remains as an intangible echo of those days. The quiet spots where the outside world can’t follow still hold the power of a peaceful moment as the smoke of a warm hearth delights the soul. Small voices carried in the wind sing joyfully and tell me that my friends the sparrows are back from summer vacation. The firey flash of brilliant red feathers plays in the thicket a little further up the mountain. It’s said that when you see the cardnial that angles are watching you. And my friend the chickadee has also returned to playfully return my calls in morning’s welcomed light. The changing seasons come each with their own blessings and it’s time to welcome them home.

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.

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Listening To The Voices Of The Forest

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Autumn’s Call 102621” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The Forest has a voice of its own that’s beyond the sounds of songbirds and insects. When they’re silent music still comes from the mountains. The breathy whistle of the wind in the trees, the rhythm of falling leaves or rain depending on the season and the creaking groans of wood as it stretches and twists all come together during the peak color season. It’s on days like this that the mountains sing and tell stories to those who sit quietly and listen. Some of the oaks tell me about how much it tickles as the squirrels run up and down their trunks. The maples nod in agreement as golden leaves flow from their crowns adding more rhythm to the music. The oldest elm on the mountain whispers of the secret owls nest in the hollow of her ancient bole and how it makes her feel needed so she guards the nest well. The birches tell me how they hold back the mountain in their roots and keep the big rocks from rolling downhill. These and many other stories are shared in the fading light of late October as I sit on the tailgate of the big blue truck and just listen.

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

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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!♥️

The Seeker’s Reward

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “The Faithful Seeker 192221” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Tired wings carry the seeker across a withering landscape. But still she pushes on traveling further and further from her nest in search of her family’s needs. The paper wasp is adaptable to all kinds of food sources but with the changes in season and oncoming cold those sources are more spread out than they were just a few short weeks ago. The once plentiful Goldenrod has mostly gone to seed leaving behind a dry woody stock and white tufts that are destined to ride the gusts and gales of late Fall through Winter. The swarms are already gathering in attics and hollow trees or deep within the crevices of exposed rocks for the long hibernation. Soon she must join them and she’ll need every precious drop of nectar to make it through till Spring. The bright yellow speck in a field of light tan brings a joy to her journey as she zeros in. The last Goldenrod of this field is small but fresh and full of the fuel she seeks. Because of traditional perception we tend to think of wasps as mean bees with a nasty attitude but the truth is that they help pollenate the wildflowers and they eat other pests. We either fear or respect the sting they carry and with good reasons. I’m still carrying a mark from a wasp sting that I received at the end of August. But the honest truth is that I’d been unknowingly shaking her nest violently for several minutes before she took action. ( I was working on a trash bin and had overlooked the nest ) most of the time they are docile enough to approach within range of the lens. And even then will make a few bluff charges before their sting is felt. I’m sure that if I’d come too close to this one she might have gotten nervous enough to be aggressive but the field is neutral territory and her only goal at the moment is to enjoy God’s provision. We could all learn a little lesson from her in that faith undertakes the journey knowing that a seeker is rewarded.

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

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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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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!♥️

A Few Minutes Beneath The Dogwood In Fall

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

The smell of fallen leaves fill the light breeze in my Appalachian Mountains. For me autumn is such a bittersweet season. I love the lower humidity and beautiful spectrum of colors that sweep across my mountain home but I know that soon the sun will take it’s yearly nap and shadows will blanket the hills. Even now some of trees have drifted into their deep sleep. The upside of course is that with the leaves down the birds, squirrels and other wildlife is much easier to spot. As I looked upward into the canopy hoping to spot a bushy tail sitting still and pretending to be a knot on a limb I did spot the tiny biscuit shaped buds on the twigs. I know that by the number and size of the buds that this tree is already preparing to give us a beautiful Spring in 2022. It’s a wonderful reminder that our blessings are prepared way ahead of our needs. And that’s a comforting thought indeed.

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

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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.

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!♥️

After The Storm

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Still Standing 102421” and is available for purchase by clicking on the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

I visited one of my favorite trees a few days ago. The ancient Sycamore that overlooks the Kessler Cross Lanes area. This tree is absolutely huge. It’s on private property so I only admire it from the public road and I’m not able to actually measure the base of the tree but I’ve seen two cows laying beneath it end to end and together they were just a little longer than the tree is wide. The limbs of this tree are “timber sized”.

You can tell that the old tree has weathered many storms. There’s no real way to tell exactly how tall it might have been and even the large limbs have been broken and lost significant portions. But the old tree just keeps going. No matter how battered and broken by storms it is that tree just keeps growing. The roots must be just as large and well anchored.

If a person lives long enough they’re going to tested by life’s storms. We’re going to be battered and broken and loss will always be part of it. But that’s only half of the story. Because if our roots are deep enough and we’ll anchored then there’s going to be a comeback. We just need to keep reaching and growing. Survival is simply not being torn down by life’s storms. Winning is when you don’t let them stop you from growing.

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!♥️