First Glow

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “First Glow 40821” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The late morning sun fills the empty lake. The once trickling McKee’s Creek now runs steady and the large valves that lay in seldom seen depths have begun to hold back the Gauley River. There’s no doubt in my mind that the legend of the lake bottom has left his well hidden underwater cavern and began to stalk his old hunting grounds after nightfall. The lake awakens to stretch out her shoreline and reclaim her seat among ancient hills. A small but very furry bee buzzes along shore and rises up the face of the cliff to the newly opened blooms. The sun smiles down fondly on the small flowers warms the sweet nectar inside. 
The opening of the “Sarvis” or serviceberry is a special day on the lake  as it announces to the world that changes are well underway.  The flowers catch the sun and glow brightly against the dull brown and gray of the trees and sandstone. They seem to be like little flares signaling that the main event is about to begin. 

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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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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Awaiting Splendor

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Awaiting Splendor 33021” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The Spring day is warm but mingled with the occasional cool breeze as Old Man Winter prepares his final assault on my mountains. The old saying goes that if March comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion. Even so, nature readies herself for the days of splendor when the forest seems to awaken all at once. The apples are nearly in full bloom but the cold snap ahead shouldn’t be too harmful. I’ve already noticed the bumblebees diligently visiting the open bloom. And there’s more. The purple tinge all along the edges of my forest tells me that the redbud is waiting for the sun to signal that it’s time to burst forth into glory. The redbud packs clusters of buds in every spot along each little twig and sometimes on its trunk. The honey sweet flowers will be everywhere this year! Don’t be discouraged by the last snowfall if it comes your way. It’s just Old Man Winter making noise as he returns North until the long nights come in late Fall.

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/

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.

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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=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!

The First Butterfly Of 2021

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The loving glow of the new light washes over my mountain breathing life into the surrounding forest. Today was one of those special Spring days when the birds didn’t just sing in the morning but kept their jubilation throughout the entire day. They didn’t really come to feeders much but they were close by. Occasionally I see movement out of the corner of my eye and glance up from my work to see which one of my forest friends had come to visit but saw nothing. Bright yellow flash made me think that maybe the Goldfinch had finally gotten their warm season colors but I was wrong. It turned out to be a Tiger Swallowtail. The first Butterfly of 2021! It’s one of signs that I’ve been looking for. Now most years we get a little cold snap around Easter and sometimes it even snows. But don’t worry about the Butterfly. It actually has its own antifreeze and it will simply sleep until the weather warms back up which is usually within a day or so. But the sighting is a very strong sign that the days of warm breezes and green leaves are not so far away. There’s a few blooms open for her to feed on but if you want to make life easier for the early butterflies set out some overripe fruit. Butterflies are particularly fond of rotting bananas and oranges but they’ll come to just about any of the fruit that’s past it’s use by date. I wasn’t fast enough to get a photo this time so I’m using one from my archives.

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/

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.

https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/

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=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!

Reaching For The New Light

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Reaching For The Light 31721” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Deep beneath the layers of leaves and duff the tiny roots feel the calling of the sun. The warmth of the new light kindles a refreshing of life in the long dormant forests. The little mottled leaf pushes back the dark blanket of yesterday’s glory to greet the new life of today.  But isn’t that how all of life goes? What was yesterday’s glory must be shed eventually. Certainly we need to rest beneath our accomplishments for while to recover our strength but eventually we have to leave that place in order to grow again. And although what rises above the surface is wonderful and beautiful it’s not really the core of our being. Our true self is the roots that grow unseen deep beneath the surface. The parts above are really only there to engage with the light and feed our roots.

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/

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.

https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/

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=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!

Welcome Spring 2021

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Buckeye Emergence 32021” and is available for purchase by clicking on the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The late afternoon air is cool and crisp as I step out towards my little sanctuary today. Yesterday I had published a photo of this very same tree only the photo was 48 hours old. Today, just in time for the first day of Spring the Buckeye finally opened. After about five months of seeing empty branches the opening of the Buckeye buds is as beautiful and wonderful as the bloom of any flower. The actual flower of the Buckeye tree is quite attractive in its own right but the return of life to my forest is long expected sight for sore eyes. To be honest, Buckeye is an early species and generally wakes before anything else but the others are not far behind. A second sign of the forest waking up today was a solitary earthworm. That means that the soil temperature is above 40 degrees on the shady side of the mountain. Normally when the soil is cooler we’ll see the worms gathered in clusters and not exploring alone. Winter is officially over! Welcome Spring!

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/

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.

https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/

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=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!