The Winds Of Change

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Fire On The Mountain 102020a and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Subtlety the cool breeze washes through my Appalachian Mountains. In my mind’s eyes I see the wind pass through the sunset picking up the colors and depositing them across forest. The sugar maples are given the the golden tones along with the beech and hickory. Red maples are blessed with a crimson as is the sourwood and red oaks. The white oaks are bestowed the pigment of flames and they’re clothed in both reds and orange. Relatively small and scrubby sumac takes the velvety blood red and silky dogwoods are painted dark purple. Immortal conifers retain the lush green and the holly is dotted with red berries.

The Appalachian Fall is like living in the prism as the forest explodes in chromatic glory! All around me a new color reveals itself and some in multiple tones. It’s the last party before nature sleeps and renews herself. An we should enjoy the celebration with her.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Fading Away

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Fading Barn On Muddlety Creek 100620a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The sands of time slowly erodes the work of our hands. I often pontificate about how time to mortal mankind is like a river of vapors that cannot be held back. It washes over this world and deposits gifts into our lives and then carries away our yesterdays. Such as it is with the old barn on Muddlety Creek. The once magnificent structure had rich tones of golden brown when I was a young man. No weeds or brush cluttered her door in those days and you could see it fully. Soon the rich tones of stained wood fades into weathered gray. Then the wood bends and warps as it melts into the landscape. The tin roof with it’s beautiful patina of rustic red is no longer able to shelter the hay inside. To my heartbreak a large section of roof is completely missing.

Image Titled “Fading Barn On Muddlety Creek 100620b” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

I compare the condition of the roof to a similar angle from December 07, 2018 and I know that my self appointed task to document the fall of the old barn is nearly complete. The day I find her completely on the ground will be a bittersweet moment. I will no longer be able to stand on the side of the road and listen to her whispers of the family who worked together beneath her shelter. But in truth, she’s ready for a well deserved rest. The river of time will sweep away the remnants and carry them beyond our perception. Scientists say that when we look out into space we are looking into the past. The Supernova that will be seen by those who gaze across the stars actually happened thousands of years ago. Is it so to imagine that if the ripples in time’s river can be carried across the void to touch mankind’s vision that somewhere in the universe that the old barn is still in her prime and enjoying the company of her family?

And with that final thought I bid you all goodnight and hope you are blessed throughout your days.

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The October Echoes

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Ebbing 100620a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Standing on the shore of Summersville Lake as it returns to winter pool is a surreal feeling. Knowing that this was once farms and forests makes me feel as though a grave is being opened before my eyes to reveal bones of stone. I’m drawn into the world of the past as I wonder about the conversations spoken on trails that have been washed away from decades of flooding. The trails are gone but the voices still echo near the foundation of a silo on the distant shore. Their words are indistinct but the tone is one of family and friendship enjoyed as a hard day’s work comes to a welcomed close above the river. Other voices come from a general store as horses trot by the doorway while neighbors make plans for a harvest celebration. Clouds roll through the October sky to greet the geese in formation as they travel south. The geese honk to each other and on the ground below a whimsical child responds with the bulb horn of his father’s model T. Are there ghosts in the bottom of the lake? Or are they just echoes of the heart longing for a connection to the past?

Don’t take a single moment for granted friends and be blessed throughout your days .

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Catching The Wind

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Carnifex Ferry Overlook 100620a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Standing on the edge of the mountain at the Carnifex Ferry Overlook and gazing down to the Gauley River certainly gives me the feeling of flight. I’ve written before that as a child I would open up my jacket and pretend that I could catch the wind and sail like a kite. But of course the fantasy was decades before wing suits and the jet pack was in its infancy. But call of the horizon was strong and in my childhood dreams were plans of paper hang gliders and trash bags modified to become hot air balloons. Little did I know that I would live to see these things become more of a reality. Well, maybe not the trash bags but helium balloons and lawn chairs were close enough to count. For now I’ll have to settle for looking out over the edge of a cliff and feeling the wind on my face and perhaps opening a jacket to catch the wind when nobody is looking to see a fullgrown man pretend to fly. And of course in my dreams I’ll build all kinds of crazy contraptions in order to get airborne. In fact I think it’s time to go work on that now. Good night friends, be blessed and maybe even catch the wind in your dreams tonight.

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Connections

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

There was a time on planet earth when sweat equity had real value. When fortunes were forged from iron and steel and the sheer will of a dedicated soul. When man was the master of his machine and he poured his spirit into the work. In those days he sew his sweat into the soil and reap gold. The good life smelled like petroleum and livestock and freshly opened ground. When dirt under the fingernail was the mark of excellence and books enriched the heart. Things made in those days were more than a commodity. They were a piece of someone’s life. A little part of the producer was embedded into the fabric of the creation. The meat on table, the hay that fed the cow and tractors that made it possible to provide a living all carried the essence of those who did the work. In such ways families were bound to each other and a healthy community was all made one blood. We can still have that connection with each other today. All we need to do is understand the value we impart to each other.

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