Winter Wanderings 2021

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The cold north wind gently whispers secrets in the empty canopy of my Appalachian Forest. I know that as far as the Gregorian Calendar is concerned Winter comes with the New Light in roughly 18 days but for me winter is when the leaves are gone and the grasses turn blond. And winter lasts until the flowers open and the buds swell. As a youth I loved to roam the winter forest. If pick a dirt road or logging trail just see where it goes. The advantage of a winter wandering is that you can be a little more comfortable about where you step. For one thing the snakes hibernate but the vegetation also dies back giving you a better view of the path. I had special spots to take my daydreaming in winter. Among them was field of ground cedar and a place where I would sometimes find british soldiers. The lichen, not the warriors. And there was another place where we could find beard lichen in winter. Sometimes I’d just spend the day breathing crisp air and chewing on sweet birch. Occasionally I’d find an old bottle or some other piece of junk that made me feel like I was an archeologist. I don’t go out as much as I would like to in early winter do to schedules and limited time but even just a short stop on a seldom used trail can be enough to reconnect with nature.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Winter’s Promise

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The cold damp air bites at my skin as I step from the big blue truck to get a better angle on the flowers. If they told you that beauty fades they lied. True beauty never fades but instead it transforms. The brilliant colors often lose their hue but still, beauty isn’t lost. The sweet aroma no longer fills the world and the fragrance waits to be released in the next season. The light still plays with the dry petals illuminating them in translucent glory to reveal texture that was mostly unnoticed in warmer days. Delicate seeds await the songbirds and hope to be carried to new places where they can fulfill Winter’s Promise of renewal. In spite of the long nights and bitter temperatures of winter it’s true that hope is born in darkness. The seeds of Spring are being planted as we huddle around fires and cups of coffee or coco. Have joy friends, for it’s only twenty one days until the New Light begins to slowly push back the mountain’s shadow and fill our hearts.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Quiet Day At Home

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Silence fills my day as I sit in my chair slowly sipping a mug of hot ginger lemonade. A mild cold has kept me under the protection of my favorite blanket for a few days. I love my coffee but when I’m sick I prefer the herbs. I have a tendency to cycle through my mental index and try different things. The basic recipe for the hot lemonade is lemon juice, strong ginger for spice and raw honey. Sometimes I add a little cloves but that’s probably an acquired taste. The rhythmic clinking of spoon in the mug is the only thing I hear as I stare out my window and notice the pods growing on the forest edges. They’re the hog peanut vines that I’ve decided to allow. Aside from the edible tubers that resemble peanuts only much smaller they provide me with a bit of beauty in summer. Not so much the vines themselves but in the form of the little skipper butterflies that keeps me company. They host on the vines and I presume that if I took the time to look that I’d find a small, somewhat geometric clutch of tiny butterfly eggs waiting for Spring. During the summer the vines will give me several broods of butterflies and then in September I get the small pea flowers that you see in tonight’s Feature Image.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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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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Reflecting On The Coming Winter.

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Soft ripples carry away the fallen glory of the Autumn spectacular. The brilliant colors that remain fade to a dull tone and bare limbs crown my Appalachian Mountains. The first snow came a few days ago but here in my little shelter between the mountains it didn’t last. I know that somewhere on the ridges that fat ole bear is climbing into his hole under a rock or in that spot where a tree fell across a low spot. He’s got the leaves piled around him like a nest all cozy as he dreams of the Spring sun and perhaps a little wild honey. I think that I can relate to the ole bear as I snuggle into my quilts and check the alarm settings. Of course the advantage of the bear is that his alarm won’t go off for months. I was about to be envious of the bear but then I remembered all the breakfasts he’ll miss. 😉

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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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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A Rainy Day In November

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November’s drizzling rain refreshes the earth from August’s powerful blaze and the dry winds of September through October. Many of gold, amber and crimson tones have rusted to the dull brown that will linger through winter. Except for the Greenbrier. They do lose leaves and some will turn but generally they retain some green. The soft patter of the drizzle on wet earth continues as I approach the vine. Even as a kid I always found the leathery leaves and curly tendrils interesting. Some have a few thorns and others are completely smooth depending on the species. The drizzle collects in the leaves and slowly runs down to the forest floor. Most people don’t realize that in a mature forest the ground is like a giant sponge and that it’s technically a lake. The drizzle intensifies and cuts short my tranquil moment as I head for the shelter of the big blue truck.

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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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!♥️