The Fading Redbud

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The gentle hum of the honeybees is only broken by melodic tones of the songbirds. Today as I strode out to complete a few projects the flycatchers fledglings began to shoot out of the nest. One by one they seemed pop out and introduce themselves to me as I worked on the front porch. They were born and raised a mere two feet from my door so they don’t really seem to mind me being so close. They lumber about clumsily for a few moments until instincts kick in and they are accepted into the wind. They all headed into the little thicket at the edge of the yard and by the time I got back with my camera they’d disappeared again. But they did lead me to the last of the redbud bloom.

The delicate pink flowers only seem to last a few weeks. As they fade away the dogwoods come into bloom and for a very short period we’re blessed with both on my mountain. As the pink, pea-like flowers fade and drop to the ground the leaves are forming and everything is becoming lush green. The Buckeye has started to put forth its floral spikes and the next beauty I look forward to is the mountain Magnolia with it’s large white flowers. I’ve located a few that I hope will bloom close enough to ground level that I can get some nice closeup shots of.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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The First Honeybee Of 2021

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Redbud & Honeybee 41121” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The Light falls softly in the misty forest of my mountain. The redbud opened a few days ago in anticipation of the arrival of the Honeybees. And today they arrived ahead of rain. I’m overjoyed to see them because a few years ago I only had one and then after that there was a couple of years with no honeybees at all. She doesn’t seem to mind the camera as long as it doesn’t interfere with her work. She floats delicately through the mists grooming the flowers and then returning to them a few minutes later. Her legs are well packed with pollen and the bloom rewards her efforts by making the nectar sweeter. The visitation is a mark in my natural calendar. The bumblebees arrive first, then the Honeybees followed by the large Carpenter Bees and the tiny Mason Bees. And sometime this coming week or so the Hummingbirds are expected to return. The tiny Honeybee eventually decides that she’s done with this bush for now and vanishes into the mists headed for home as the rain begins to fall slowly. Which is also a sign for the photographer to get his equipment into a dry house and start the editing.

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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Awaiting Splendor

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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.

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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

Click the link below to jump to the Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe.

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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.

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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.

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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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After The Rain

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The steady droning of the rain on the roof slowly fades as the breaks through the gaps in the window treatments. When I open the window the cool air spills into the room filling the house with the wonderful fresh smell outside air. The songbirds begin to gather and celibate the sunshine.

My big blue truck has been feeling neglected over the past several weeks so I jump in and take a short hop to the other side of the mountain. The Redbud was still in bloom as I passed by the the little stream that runs to Peter’s Creek. One of the advantages of living in a remote area is the freedom to simply stop in the middle of the road and and enjoy the scenery. I queued up a little Jamie Dupuis and let him play his amazing harp guitar in the background.

As music played softly I just took in all the fresh air and allowed the tranquility of the moment to soak deeply into my spirit.

After a few minutes it was time to clear the road and return home to finish up the days tasks. I turned the big blue truck and headed back, carrying a spirit full of peace with me.

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An Explosion Of Redbud

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is “Redbud 4720a” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

My morning starts with the roll of thunder echoing through my mountains. Then the sound of rain beating on the roof. The Spring storm lulls me back to into a deep sleep until the songbirds come out and give the all clear. Once I was certain that things had dried up enough I stepped out of the door and into a world of beautiful colors. One of the most awaited sights of my Appalachian Mountains is the Redbud and today it’s in peak bloom.

The Redbud across from my front door is in full bloom. ( Image Titled “Redbud In Full Bloom 4720)

The mountain road that runs by my house is lined with Redbud which is a double blessing under lockdown conditions. I decided to get some sun and fresh air by taking my lens a little closer to beautiful trees.

Image Titled “Redbud 4720b”.

These early blooms are a God send for the hungry honeybees that have been living on their stores since November. The solitary bees are out in force as well and open flowers have even brought out the butterflies.

The first Zebra Swallowtail of 2020 has made an appearance.

A Zebra Swallowtail darts over the road but refused to be still long enough for a good photo.

Image Titled “Redbud 4720c”

Redbud blooms are edible and rich in Vitamin C as well protein. For more about Redbud as a forage plant please refer to Forage Friday #3

Image Titled “Redbud 4720d”

The trees are absolutely loaded with delicate pink flowers. The pea-like flowers burst directly from the branches and sometimes the trunk.

Image Titled “Redbud 4720d”

The flowers won’t last long. Soon after the leaves form the flowers will fall away and leave the forest floor covered in pink confetti. But by mid summer these trees will be sporting bean pods. (The young pods are edible. Please see the link above. )

For now my mountain is in the pink and I’m loving every minute of it.

Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that graduation will be here before you know it. Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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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.

Hello Friends and thank you for your support of my page. If you have enjoyed the photos or the writings please let me know by commenting and sharing my work on your social media. I also want to invite you to Follow Lloyds Lens Photography on Facebook

If you would like to Follow me on Facebook the web address is

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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/

Did you know that I also do portraits by appointment? If you’re interested in a portrait session either message me on Facebook or Use the Contact form. The YouTube link below takes you one of my slideshows.

https://youtu.be/FDcrY6w8oY8

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! Simplymessage me on Facebookoruse 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!❤