Sunshine And Dew Drops

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Sunshine And Dew Drops” all of the photos are my original work and are available as prints by following the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The morning mist flows softly across the edge of the forest leaving tiny droplets on everything it kisses. The wildflowers seem to receive the gift with a joy that’s unspoken as they gaze up at the awakening sun. Soon the insects begin to stir. The pollen and nectar will be made extra sweet just for them. Science has confirmed that the plant life reacts to the morning chorus of birds by waking up themselves. Like living factories they go into silent production in time with the sounds of nature. As I consider theses things it strikes me as odd that humans see themselves as in creation but separate from it. How absurd is it to think that? We need to be kissed by the same light. We need the same air and our hearts are lifted by the same songbirds. We need to change our perspective on the identity of the human race. We are not aliens on planet earth. In fact, we are the caretakers of the garden. Recently I heard Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast mention that science has confirmed that the Amazon rainforest is a manmade garden. A garden the size of a continent! I know it’s hard to conceive of such a thing so I’m providing a link to the Smithsonian Magazine article about the manmade Amazon Jungle.

When I view this information with the knowledge that the American Chestnut was once so plentiful that trainloads of wildcrafted chestnuts once crossed the land I have to ask if North America was also a manmade forest?

I look back down at the black-eyed Susan covered in the morning dew. The Native Americans used it for medicine. It is planted today as an ornamental plant and it often spreads. In small ways, perhaps we’re still maintaining an ancient garden.

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Where Sunshine Gatherers

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Where Sunshine Gatherers” and is available for purchase by following the instructions at the bottom of the article.

Sunshine gatherers where smiles are born and eyes connect.

With each shared laugh a sunbeam is created and a shadow is defeated.

Where the warmth of a heart is given in pure joy the light lingers.

In these places where the spirit of love is grown the sunshine is sewn.

This happiness takes form and reaches towards the sky, as bright yellow flowers that catch the eye.

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Holding Onto Sunshine

There are days that are absolutely awesome. The birds are singing, the clouds are big and puffy, and sun is shining. A balmy breeze rushes through and seems to give you a hug as it passes on beautiful days like that. Warm summer days are days that are custom made for creating memories. A quick trip to the park or the lake and nothing to do except be with a loved one and hold hands while taking a leisurely stroll. I wouldn’t need a camera to have the image of such a day forever in my heart.

But, today is definitely not one of those days. Today we have a visitor to our wild Wonderful West Virginia. The the last tropical storm to make landfall on the Atlantic coast has decided that we need to enjoy it’s presence. The wind has been relatively quiet but the rain bands have pushed their way past the natural barrier of the Blue Ridge Mountains and are planning a few days of fun. In truth it means that those who have come to enjoy the white water rafting and kayaking will have a great time with our rivers swollen from the rain. It’s something that happens quite often this time of year. The sky is dark and foreboding and for a while every stream coming off the mountain is a miniature river. These are the days when I take the sunshine out of its bottle in the form of a photo. I’m instantly drawn back into that perfect sunny day. I can even smell the dinner being made on a grill.

We can’t expect that every day will be awesome. Rain has to fall and like everything else there will be days when we have more than we need at the moment. That’s life. On other days we’ll see more than out share of beautiful weather. My whole life I’ve been told to look on the bright side. As I’ve grown I’ve discovered that looking on the bright side is much easier when you carry the sunshine inside of you.

When Sunshine Comes To Life

As I explore the little nooks and crannies of my Appalachian Mountains in late summer my eyes are bathed in wondrous beauty. The simple Black Eyed Susan abounds on the roadsides. Everywhere I look leaves me with the sense that setting sun left a piece of itself behind as it passed by. Or maybe that magical golden hue simply fell as part of the rain and took root as it soaked into the earth. However they got started, they bloomed and spread across the mountains like a living flame. Soon that fire will spread to the trees as summer ends in its grand finale of colors. For now, I have little drops of sunshine popping up everywhere.