The Days Of Battle Run

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Battle Run 60921p” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The afternoon sun floods through the parking lot of the big lake. Youthful memories rush back as the hourglass of my mind flips over allowing the sand to flow back to the top. The song coming from the speakers would have been “Good Times Roll” by The Cars. The door opens and the music stops. In those days you could only open the trunk with the key. Not the one that starts the car but the little one with a round head. The trunk hinges squeak as the lid raised and the smell of suntan oil hits me in the face as I reach for the large towel. We really didn’t need much more than a towel to sit on. And I We didn’t really sit on the shore much. The Keys were dropped in the toe of a shoe and the shoes were laid next to towel. Perhaps there would be an igloo cooler with a few snacks and something to wash it down with. All was left in the grass without a second thought that it might not be there when you returned from a swim. The water would be slightly warm in the shallow but as we waded in deeper it was cool on the bottom. Take a breath and let yourself fall into the deep. I was always a person that kept his eyes open underwater. I’d look around for any items that might have been dropped and left behind under the water. Occasionally we’d find a pair of sunglasses or something lost by another swimmer. We’d hear the clicking of the screws on the big boats as they idled into the campground. The water was the best way to stay cool on hot days. And you had to swim from the beach to the campground and back at least once before packing up and going home for dinner. It’s traditional! Summer is meant for carefree days and no schedules. There’s no place better than the lake to accomplish that.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Echoes Of Spring & The Flilling Of The Lake

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The Forest edges come to life in the glow of the new light. As the sun flows through the hills surrounding the lake more of the tiny buds open like sleepy eyes on the perfect morning. Slowly the delicate pedals unfurl to welcome visitors that come on lacy wings. Woodpeckers drum the sides of dead wood in the distance in a conversation carried out over nature’s telegraph. The tales they tell are of the coming days of lush green leaves and voices in the forest. Steadily the water recovers the sunken world of the lake bottom. The large rocks and high cliffs yield only to the swelling Gauley River as it fills the land that once was. I look forward to the filling of the lake. Not just the return of the water to summer pool but to the filling of the water with boats and the laughter of the lives as they paddle about the edges.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Remastering Glory Days

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is remastered from 2018 and titled “September Crossing 91518RM” all the photos found on my website are my original work and are available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Within the past few days I’ve overheard more than one person refer to the “Glory Days” with nostalgia. The intention of course was a longing for the days of youth when life was simple and responsibilities were few. God never intended for life to drudgery and constant tasks. Adam’s job was fairly simple. To oversee a self-sustaining garden and give everything a name. In fact if you read carefully the Garden of Eden was Adam’s charge. There he answered only to God meaning that he authority over the Angels that were within his charge. But that’s a deeper thought for another day. The point here is that his responsibility wasn’t a burden. He was in his “Glory Days”. Of course we know how that ended. He was drawn to the only place in the garden where the authority wasn’t his and he fell from grace through an act of disobedience. He lost his charge and from that day on he was burdened. I couldn’t find the verification on the origin of the phrase “Gory Days” but I always thought it was the days before the fall of mankind. But the words have a slightly different meaning today. We think of it as simply meaning “when things were better”, specifically in the past. The scenarios are different but the basics are usually the same. The athletes long for the days when they mastered the field. Some long to regain the beauty that they once held and even the scholar misses being the head of the class. But is it true that all Glory Days are in the past?

If that’s true then we struggle with the maintenance of yesterday at the expense of tomorrow. According to Newton the whole universe is in a constant state of decline and the best we can hope for is to lose glory as slowly as possible and even then we will eventually fail. According to this conventional wisdom it’s a lost cause. But what if conventional wisdom is wrong. What if your potential for future success was limited only by your perspectives? To return to the biblical analogy for a moment we are promised that the end is better than the beginning and what we see in this world is only a transition and the higher glory is in the future.

John Glenn certainly felt like his first trip into space was a lifetime achievement and that was his glory days but at age 77 he returned to space in a more sophisticated ship. If his focus was only on the past then he might have turned down the opportunity and never had his higher glory. Instead of sitting in a chair somewhere recalling the time when he was great he worked and trained to go beyond his first achievement. All it really takes is to recognize that the finish line hasn’t been crossed yet and move forward. We can remaster our lives in the same way I remastered the Featured Image. By taking advantage of new opportunities ( like new and more sophisticated software) and learning to let go of the past.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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The Pinnacle Of Silence

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Only the wind sings as I approach the crystallized lake. The song tells a story of the stones touched by icy gales as winter’s breat rushes through empty boughs. The deep cold sweeps through the land binding rivers and cracking apart mountains. And yet the world needs the deep cold. Laying dormant beneath the forest litter the seed banks are woken by the throw of the frost. Some need the water they’ve soaked in to swell and open their hard shells so they might germinate when the weather breaks and the April showers soften their beds. Tiny roots stretch forth and seek the richness endowed by limbs cast down seasons ago. The deep cold is really a reset of cycle. The cracks formed by the freezing of the stone create aquifers and catch the living soil that would otherwise wash away and be lost. And as the ice glistens in the new light stoke the fire and have faith. Enjoy the silence and catch a breath. Each day the sun pushes away the shadows a little earlier and soon the ice will fade with 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.

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November Crossing 2020

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The cold November wind roars by spitting trace amounts of snow. Most of the fall color has been stripped away by Old Man Winter’s icy breath. By chance I was able to make a trip to the Salmon Run area of Summersville Lake. Here in area only accessible to me during winter pool I gaze across the water and consider the landscape that once was. A flood control lake such as this is almost an aquatic desert. The stumps of a forest long gone rest on stone and muck like tombstones. The discarded Christmas trees dot the landscape behind me on what was once a park like meadow.

Before me lays the remaining essence of the lake. Within its depths small country lanes cross a murky landscape of abandoned foundations left by those who tamed a rugged wilderness. The bridge stretches across the moody skys like an angel’s highway going from mountain to mountain. And yet here in this melancholy domain of the dark months there is peace and solitude. A place where one can escape from the tick of a clock and imposing thoughts of the outside world. Occasionally I hear the calls the crows reminding me that this is their domain until Spring when the new light is strong and life awakens once more.

My annual pilgrimage to this particular place has become another marker in my natural calendar. At the time of this writing it’s only 4 weeks and 5 days until the sun awakens and begins to push back the shadows. This is point when the forest sleeps and renews itself for the splendor of Spring. This is the season for mankind to enjoy the steam from a thermos of coffee and began to plan for gardens, tinker in shops and enjoy the warmth of the hearth with loved ones. It is a time to draw stories from the depths of imagination and send an inner light into the world. Dreams are made in the downtime of the dark months and it’s from those dreams we shape the reality of our lives. And with that final thought I must end this post.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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