The Pinnacle Of Silence

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Only the wind sings as I approach the crystallized lake. The song tells a story of the stones touched by icy gales as winter’s breat rushes through empty boughs. The deep cold sweeps through the land binding rivers and cracking apart mountains. And yet the world needs the deep cold. Laying dormant beneath the forest litter the seed banks are woken by the throw of the frost. Some need the water they’ve soaked in to swell and open their hard shells so they might germinate when the weather breaks and the April showers soften their beds. Tiny roots stretch forth and seek the richness endowed by limbs cast down seasons ago. The deep cold is really a reset of cycle. The cracks formed by the freezing of the stone create aquifers and catch the living soil that would otherwise wash away and be lost. And as the ice glistens in the new light stoke the fire and have faith. Enjoy the silence and catch a breath. Each day the sun pushes away the shadows a little earlier and soon the ice will fade with them.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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The Breath Of February 2021

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

In absolute silence the frozen lake stretches out through the painted sandstone walls. Some of markings tell the stories of local teenagers who speak in tones of acrylic and aerosols. The other markings are God’s work. The latter being made of different minerals that are part of the stone. Subtle shapes that resemble petroglyphs and tell the dreamer the most fantastic tales in a language known only to the imagination. The thin glazing of ice also speaks of the sleeping world beneath the thin pane of frozen crystal. Half buried in the soft bottom sleeps a leviathan of a catfish which dreams of the chase and another miraculous escaped from the hook. He lives to be seen by those would be catchers and then to fade away into legendary stories told around campfires. The ravens glide slowly over the frozen mud ever watchful for the odd scrap of food left behind by some visitors to the ice. Their dark eyes miss nothing among the rocks. Not even the photographer who stands on the frozen mud and dreams of joining their patrol just so he can see what lays beyond the bridge in the distance.

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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Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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Early Signs Of Changes Late Winter 2021

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Old Man Winter casts a blast of his icy wrath into my mountains. As I stood on the end of the winter boat launch I could feel the chill creeping into my body in the absolute stillness of the frozen lake. Small stones litter the ice as even the very stones succumb to frosty teeth that bites at them. The ducks don’t seem to notice as they paddle about in the outlet of the creek.

Image Titled “Winter Dancers 20921” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

They continue on in full expectation of returning sun with all it’s golden glory. Nearby the the chickweed is beginning to bud and in a few days will herald the March winds with tiny flowers that last into April. The rains will come and fill the lake until the muddy, rocky wasteland disappears for another season. This life is temporary and everything in it changes with its appointed time. Cold days will fade and ice will melt. The sun will drive Old Man Winter back to his kingdom in the North. In just a little over 7 weeks well have the official start of solar Spring but already the wild roses are telling us to get ready for a beautiful awakening. As I was out and about today I noticed the blood red buds of a wild roses and even a few early leaves.

The first new leaves of 2021.

Now for the sake of honesty the wild roses will do this several times before they awaken fully but it’s an early sign that the angel of the sun has reached a certain mark and climatic winter (by the old signs) will soon come to a close. It’s true that we’ll have a few more frozen days and a couple of more snowfalls first. But it’s closer than it was yesterday.

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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November Crossing 2020

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The cold November wind roars by spitting trace amounts of snow. Most of the fall color has been stripped away by Old Man Winter’s icy breath. By chance I was able to make a trip to the Salmon Run area of Summersville Lake. Here in area only accessible to me during winter pool I gaze across the water and consider the landscape that once was. A flood control lake such as this is almost an aquatic desert. The stumps of a forest long gone rest on stone and muck like tombstones. The discarded Christmas trees dot the landscape behind me on what was once a park like meadow.

Before me lays the remaining essence of the lake. Within its depths small country lanes cross a murky landscape of abandoned foundations left by those who tamed a rugged wilderness. The bridge stretches across the moody skys like an angel’s highway going from mountain to mountain. And yet here in this melancholy domain of the dark months there is peace and solitude. A place where one can escape from the tick of a clock and imposing thoughts of the outside world. Occasionally I hear the calls the crows reminding me that this is their domain until Spring when the new light is strong and life awakens once more.

My annual pilgrimage to this particular place has become another marker in my natural calendar. At the time of this writing it’s only 4 weeks and 5 days until the sun awakens and begins to push back the shadows. This is point when the forest sleeps and renews itself for the splendor of Spring. This is the season for mankind to enjoy the steam from a thermos of coffee and began to plan for gardens, tinker in shops and enjoy the warmth of the hearth with loved ones. It is a time to draw stories from the depths of imagination and send an inner light into the world. Dreams are made in the downtime of the dark months and it’s from those dreams we shape the reality of our lives. And with that final thought I must end this post.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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The Great Blue Heron Of October 2020

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Drop by drop the Spring rains filled Summersville Lake until it covered 28,000 acres. And in the Fall the gates open and the water recedes down to winter pool. Visually, the empty lake bed has always reminded me of desert with it’s scattered stones, long dead tree stumps and small stream. However, it’s anything but dry. In some places the mud is knee deep but in others it’s only a few inches down to the hard stone bottom. In those spots it’s great to find tracks and get an idea of what kinds of animals are around. But this time when I looked down into the empty lake the animal was still there.

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The Heron family of birds are the very definition of stealth. They sometimes stalk the creek in front of my house and in spite of being a large bird you won’t notice them until you’re too close for their comfort. Then the sudden takeoff and massive wings can give you a good scare. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have an encounter with a Pterodactyl I’m fairly certain that walking up on the Great Blue Heron is probably a close proximity.

He stood there as still as the driftwood around him waiting for the small bait fish to try and make their way downstream to the main waters.

Image Titled “Great Blue Heron 102220c” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

I hadn’t truly appreciated how sharp his vision is until he slowly changed position and began to crouch.

Image Titled “Great Blue Heron 102220d” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

With one powerful flap of those huge wings he was airborn and closing in on his quarry that was about 80 yards upstream.

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He also showed some strategy in over shooting his target, circling back and landing in a position that would have to cause his prey to look into the sun in order to see the attack. Once back on the ground he coiled that long neck into an S shape and rushed in. The strike was flawless and as soon he swallowed the first fish he flew back to his original position and picked up the one that thought it had gotten away. The Heron is truly a remarkable predator!

We have a tendency to get the mindset that when the campers and boaters are gone that the lake has nothing to offer but in reality the wildlife is just getting started.

Well Friends, that’s it for tonight and thank you for joining me for this one. Good night and be blessed throughout your days.

Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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