Another Lesson From The Old Barn

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled Old Barn On Muddlety Creek 120120BW” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Weathered wood creeks and rusted tin rattles in the icy assault of Old Man Winter’s rage. The once majestically constructed barn strains to keep her shape but she’s weary from the decades of buffering the climate. I fear that she just doesn’t have many seasons left. It’s a bittersweet moment as I stand in the road and listen to wind whisper that it’s only a matter of time before she gives in. The timbers will turn to powder and the tin will be scattered in ravages of time. And what will become of the small histories of lives that were touched by the old landmark? I know that the true nature of time is not tangible to mankind in our current life. And yet at the same time I know that whatever was once held never truly fades into oblivion. It lives on in some frozen cosmic moment in various states of being. It’s also true that what once was can be remade by hands that are willing. It’s really just a matter of investing the will and the sweat along with that essence of life invested. Blisters and calluses are the currency of the will. As a race mankind is capable of making real almost anything imagined. The Good Lord said so at the tower of Babel. I read through the Bible and there is a lot of emphasis on the words “If the people are willing and have a mind to work.” You see, the old barn didn’t just spring into existence. Someone had to look at the fallow ground and see a farm that was successful enough to justify the barn. They either cut and hauled the timber or took what they had and purchased it. They cut it to the needed dimensions and formed from their will through the sweat, blisters and calluses until it was there. It fades away now not because it was used up but because it was not maintained. For whatever reason, the will disappeared. But what if someone else found the will? The old beams would need to be cleared and new ones put in their place but it can be done.

My final thought for tonight is that we face a lot of challenges in the near future. And in some cases we will have to clear away the debris and start fresh. We’ll have to invest our sweat,blisters and calluses but if the people are willing and have a mind to work then what once was can be again. We are human. We change worlds because that’s what we are born to do.

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Become A Beacon

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

The tower stretches out to touch the marbled sky like a gateway between heaven and earth. Ever changing winds pluck the colors from the trees and fill the world with delightful splashes of fall hues. That familiar lamp which once stood as a sentinel against the darkness in my childhood has been given new life. In the nights before GPS the beacon guided lone pilots through starless nights and comforted young boys when it’s luminescence swept through the bedroom window confirming the absence of monsters in the near vicinity.

Now the lamp looks out over the highway and sweeps away the shadows.

My final thought for this post is that “Where there is light there is hope.” Friends, each one of you is a beacon in your own life. Stand tall and the darkness cannot resist you.

Good night and be blessed throughout your days.

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Tiny Wings

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Pearl Crescent Butterfly 92520a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

“Timy life is important life” I thought to myself as a slowly crept up on the little orange butterfly. The tiny wings were only about the size of a US quarter but intricately ornate. The cool shadows of Panther Mountain kept the little beauty busy slowly pumping it’s wings to circulate warmth as it fed. It didn’t really seem to mind the giant hovering above it edging his lens ever closer. The tiny butterfly is one of main pollinators of the asters which seem to thrive on my mountain well into December and sometimes into Spring. I look at how detailed the wings are and my science side marvels at how much those patterns help him hide from predators and my spiritual side thinks about how much care God put into designing his color scheme. Insects use more of the spectrum than we do. Their world is one of reflections and shadows and the highlights of the wings make the Crescent Butterfly resemble a flower pedal to the hungry onlookers. The little butterfly finally decides that his camouflage doesn’t fool me and deftly angles it’s wings and is lifted into the air now resembling a fallen leaf.

If God put so much effort into the tiny life in my lens how much more did he care for mankind?

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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On Destiny vs Fate

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Transition 92319” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

Bridges are more than simply a structure. They have spirit. Some bridges even sing if the wind is right. If you’re walking on a bridge you might even feel it dance as the traffic passes over. A good bridge is functional art with graceful lines and imposing strengths. But above all, a bridge is a symbol of transition.

When we think of concepts like destiny we’re tempted to envision a road that starts at birth and delivers us to our ultimate fate. But life isn’t simply a line from birth to death and beyond. It’s a network of decisions that change our course and in doing so change our destiny. I can’t begin to even ponder the number of times when I looked down only to see that my fuel was low. I stop at the station and get delayed by a line of cars at the pump. Then a few miles down the road I come up on a wreck and realize that the delay at pump prevented my involvement in the wreck. It was my choices that expended the fuel that caused me to stop and be delayed. It wasn’t my foreknowledge of a wreck that made me stop but my circumstances that effectively changed my destiny for the day. Other choices are more consciously made. Suppose for a moment that I struck up a conversation with the person at the pump across from me and they had just come from the direction where I was heading and told me of a diesel fuel spill on the road. And that the fuel spill made the road so slick that they had almost wrecked themselves. Now I have a reason to choose an alternate path and change my destiny. So I need a bridge. A bridge that delivers me from one destiny to a better one. I need a point of transition.

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be warned of hazardous conditions ahead. But if we think that there’s no way to avoid it or we fear that transitional bridge because it shakes then we have created our own fate.

The concept of destiny and the concept of fate might seem the same on the surface but they are in fact two very different things. Fate is uncontrollable. Mankind is mortal. Our fate is to one day leave our body behind and enter into eternity. Destiny is malleable. How we spend that eternity is up to us and our willingness to use the bridge that changes our destiny.

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One Of A Kind

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Pipevine Swallowtail 91119a” and is available for purchase by following the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The feeling of dew covered grass on bare feet will soon be memory. I strolled slowly along the edge of the forest looking to see what God would show me. I noticed that the Pipevine Swallowtail seemed just a little different from the others that frequently flutter and soar around my mountain. I raised the lens and took a few shots as she went about collecting nectar from the flowers. In the lens I found that she had a beautiful purplish tone in her wings. Perhaps it was just the low angle of the sun or the longer wavelengths of the Fall light but she was definitely showing a rare color. Maybe not extremely rare but certainly in the minority. The leading edge of the forewings even carries a bit of blue that’s only supposed to be on the hind wings.

Sometimes we look at ourselves in the mirror and see things that we consider to a defect. A mole or freckles being classic examples. But if we compare ourselves to the rest of creation we begin to understand that it’s those unique features that gives us our individual beauty.

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