December Sunrise

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The morning mists pour out of my Appalachian Mountains as the big blue truck comes to a rest on the Kanawha River. I step out and drop the tailgate and have a seat. The aroma of fresh brewed coffee rises up from my travel mug as I take a sip. From somewhere out of my sight I hear the geese calls as they gather for a morning swim in the chilly water. The golden light is carried into the valley on the fog as it traces the flow of the rivers and flock of small birds cross the sky in unison. The breeze isn’t strong but it does have a bite as passes. As take in the ever growing glow of morning sun I hear the train approach on the other side of the water and I know that it’s time to return to the road and be about my daily tasks. But perhaps I don’t need to leave my peaceful moment behind. With the snap of the shutter my morning sunshine is safely tucked away into my little black box where I can rake it back out anytime I want a peaceful moment to be lost in.

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On The Edge Of Winter

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The overcast skies cast a soft light throughout the Kanawha valley as the rain falls. The Kanawha River is a translucent green that makes me think of antique glass as my big blue truck pulls into the small lot next to the hydroelectric plant at Kanawha Falls. Peak color has ended and the remaining leaves turn from brown to burnt orange and amber in the rain. The stark white boles of the Sycamore trees are a bold contrast to the landscape. I have been referring to the time between the end of peak color and the first blossom of spring as the “Gray World”. I couldn’t have been more wrong. As the rain pauses I have a chance to drop the driver’s side window and feel the chill in the air that fortells an oncoming change in the season. The mirror-like quality of the water at the top of the dam rolling mists open up the doors to another world. If I could walk on water I’d stroll out beneath those trees and build a small fire on the rocks. Perhaps I would spend all day under the trees sipping fresh Sassafras tea and waiting for the cardinals and jays to come and play in the branches. As the rain begins to fall again I allow my lens to extend just beyond the glass and capture as much as I can of the colorful late Fall and early Winter colors. It’s only 21 days until the new light rises in the east and the long nights begin to wane.

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The Slow Fade

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Crows cry out overhead as they ride the cold northern winds over the old barn on Muddelty Creek. The rusted tin roof rattles slightly more than it did last year. A few more warped beams show through the bare spots in the siding. The earth grows more fallow as vines claim more of the remaining structure. Documenting the fall of the old barn gives me an appreciation for the passage of time. Changes are very subtle at first but one day you look back and see just how much has changed. The old barn has taught me to observant of the value of the now. Now is the time to appreciate what we have. Our friends, our family and our freedoms are temporary. Subtle changes in life accumulate and before you know it opportunities slip into the past. I’ve said this because as the holidays arrive and everyone gathers for celebrations we should remember that moments are fleeting and those subtle changes will eventually catch up with us and opportunities are lost.

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November Bouquet

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The cold northern winds have swept away the glory of the maple and oak. But don’t think that all beauty has been lost. Though the pedals have faded and fallen away long ago the rose has its second glory in late fall and holds it throughout the winter. The delta marsh on Muddelty Creek is full of the bright red berries that give the appearance of candy sprinkles to the brown and beige landscape. The blue sky is mirrored in the lazy flow of the water as twists it’s way through the land. The reeds whistle a lulaby in tune with wind as nature closes her heavy eyes. Standing on the edge of the road I look into the pool and watch as the fish come near the surface to admire the crimson joy of the fruit of the rose and lazily return to the depths of their realm. Soon the ice will come and seal their door of the outside world and I will wait for the new light.

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Finding A Perfect Moment On Muddelty Creek

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The big blue slowly rolls past the highland delta of Muddelty Creek. With the window down and the truck moving only at idle speed I can hear the crunch of the gravel beneath the wheels as I glide down the one lane road. My eyes sweep over the reeds and rushes looking for any sign of waterfowl or even a deer near the water’s edge. The marsh is quiet except for the occasional rattle of dry leaves in the wind. As I track the sound and listen to the chant like rythem of the rattling leaves my eyes come to rest on the young Alder tree. I zero in on the textures of the leaves and twigs. The rest of world fades away and for a moment it seems like the only two things in the universe are the Alder and me. Even the breeze pauses as time suspends in my frame. For a brief moment the world holds perfect silence and the snapping of the shutter unlocks the rest of the world from suspended animation. But in that perfect moment there was no difference between eternity and an instant. I had entered into nature to look for God and God smiled back at me.

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A Morning Concert Performance

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The mists drift softly across the forest floor on a cool Fall morning. The first snow hadn’t fallen yet but the chill in the air foretells the oncoming frosts. The squirrels still scurry through the leaves hiding nuts but rain softened leaves means they don’t make nearly as much noise. The moss growing on the fallen log catches my eye. I don’t really know why but the presence of moss has always had a calming effect on me. Perhaps it’s the soothing green tones or the soft texture. Or maybe I just associate it with the peaceful solitude of being in nature but it’s always been a way for me to push back the noise of modern life and relax. The single leaf resting on the moss provides a focal point for me to concentrate my gaze and allow my other senses to explore the world around me. Several small birds are close by foraging for insects on the various bushes. Their quick and sudden movements produce a different cadence in leaves than that of the squirrels make when they bond across the ground. The wind gently shakes the leaves on the trees in my yard and produces a rhythmic rattle while the stronger breeze up on the ridge makes the familiar roaring sound. The creek sings out it’s gurgling songs and provides a melody to accompany the rhythms of forest. At one point a woodpecker makes itself known with it’s laughing call echoing through the hills. The laughing call is followed by the hammering of it’s beak on an old snag somewhere close by. Like all drummers he knows that he’s the real star on this stage. As the woodpecker’s drum solo fades into a echo my recharging is complete. It’s time to raise my lens and preserve the memory of my front row seat of nature’s morning concert.

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Life In The Shadows

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The daylight hours are fairly short this time of year. Mornings will come late and evenings are early in the shadow of Little Elk Mountain. But as I gaze out of the my dinning room window the sun breaks over the ridge and breathes beauty into the little sweet gum tree that popped up in the middle of a stand of Rose Of Sharon bushes. The bright yellow leaves gave been saving the sunshine all year in expectations of short days. It’s when the days are dark that we have to shine our brightest and be the light for someone else.

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