Sunny Days And Paper Aces

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Sisters Of The Sun 61621” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Golden treasures dot every spot of open ground along the quiet country road. The small ones gather to hover and buzz and claim each sunny smile as their own. Cool breezes flow down from ancient peaks in league with the water. The author of the forest has set his wheel in motion and none may hinder the slowly changing season as the heat of Summer comes in. I look at the well worn blacktop and remember days when the road would get so hot that the tar stuck to your shoes and those who walked there left tracks in places where the road crews patched the wounds of winter. A quiet country road was a great place to sail paper airplanes because the heat coming up from the asphalt would keep them in the air longer. It was the paper Ace who could make their plane go past the spot where the black eyed susans shared their sunny dispositions. Eventually the nose of the the plane would crinkle from too many imperfect landings and by that time we were ready to leave the midday sun for the cool shelter of the forest.

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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Father’s Day 2021

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature was taken specifically for this Father’s Day Post. This particular Image isn’t for sale but 99.9% of the photos found on my website are. They can be purchased by clicking on the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

As soon as I open the door of the big blue truck the atmosphere around the lake is full of giggling and laughter. A few steps towards the shore reveals a young father and his sons enjoying the lake on a paddleboard. The scene takes me back a little over 40 years to specific vacation to Myrtle Beach and an inflatable raft on a windy day. The small raft was really only built for one person but my father and were determined to make it out past the breakers and tour the ocean parallel with the beach. I had total confidence in my dad’s ability to keep us safe as he is a former US Marine who’s job was a scout swimmer. Only a few years prior to my birth he was swimming miles from the ship to look for a safe place to land the rest of his unit. However, on this day the sea would reject our attempts at adventure. We’d make it out to about the same spot on every launch of our small vinyl craft powered by plastic paddles and determination and each time the Atlantic would playfully send a wave to capsize the boat and send us tumbling back to shore. We’d laugh and dump the water out then adjust our technique to try again. Finally dad looked at me and decided that it was time to throw in the towel. Our raft was leaking and to be honest he was doing all the work when it was time to paddle hard. But the inability to make it past the breakers wasn’t really a failure in the day. The shared experience is something that have kept my whole life and it did deepen the bond of father and son working as a team. I suppose that in retrospect we had our adventure in the challenge regardless of the outcome. It was time together building memories that counted. The time invested between father and child is never wasted where love is present. Happy Father’s Day Dad! I love you always.

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.

I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/lloydslensphotographydiscussiongroup

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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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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!♥️

Small Wonders

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Small Wonders 61021” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Sunny days make for Sunny dispositions. Especially when that day holds no particular agenda. We all need a chance to simply exist as part of creation and fresh air in combination with sunlight is the best option. I’ve been told that it’s the little things that matter most in life. My mountains are full of little things. Things that often go unnoticed until we slow down a bit. Like the little yellow inch worm hiding in plain sight on a daisy. His camouflage is so effective that I didn’t spot him until I was processing the image. It brought to memory a poem written by a classmate in grade school. ” If you don’t see me it’s not my fault. I’m no bigger than a grain of salt. ” I wish I could remember who it was so I could give them credit. The assignment for art class was to draw a picture and write a poem about it. The poem was accompanied by single dot in the center of the page.

Now I realize that in reality inch worms are pests in gardens and they damage our plants. Most notably the cabbage loopers that roll the leaves into little cocoons for protection. But in the innocence of childhood they’re so much more. And let’s face the facts. It’s fun to watch them as they undulat their way to wherever they’re going. I remember that more than once they were gently captured and placed side by side so they could race up the tree. One inch at a time. Or if found clinging to an article of clothing that it meant God was measuring you for your robes in heaven. Even today when I spot an inch worm I have the urge to stop and watch it do it’s thing.

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!♥️

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.

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!♥️

A Creek To Play In

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “A Creek To Play In 42821” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Bare feet carefully tread through ankle deep water on a hot day. The feeling of slime on your toes isn’t exactly pleasing but does bring up slight giggle in flash of memory and reliving that past incident of witnessing as friend fell in slow motion and was soaked to the bone. The indignation of slipping and rising again covered in green goo was the very thing that made slapstick fun so long as pride bore the only injuries. Often the excuse for wading in was the collection of bait for a fishing expedition. Flipping over rocks and watching for crawldads to dart away. Your reflexes have to be lightning quick to catch one and do so without receiving a pinch. The crawldads are masters of defiance and sometimes catching one ends with wishing for the ability to let go. The caddisfly larvae cling to the underside of the rocks in a cocoon of silk and stone. In places where the painted sandstone is found the cocoon can be quite colorful and resemble jewelry. Some artists will even raise the insects in captivity and give them little bits of gold, silver and semiprecious gems to spin into their silken armor and mount the cocoon in a set once it’s discarded.

In the deeper eddies it’s not uncommon to find a green newt hovering just below the surface. They know that the fish won’t get them because they are poison but that doesn’t stop the children from catching them and making them into a temporary pet. In the young imagination they are really dragons and dinosaurs. Just very small ones. Spotted salamanders wriggle in shallow drainages that feed the creek and they too go into a bait can if caught.

At the end of the day it’s too late to do much fishing. Let’s just let them all go and they’ll be there for us next time. It really wasn’t about the fish anyway.

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!♥️