A Few Minutes Of Solitude

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I stand on the little bridge that crosses Peter’s Creek looking in the direction of the falls downstream. The warm autumn sun bathed landscape as the gentle breeze flowed over the mountains connecting all things. Each sound from the surrounding forest told it’s own story. A redtailed hawk cries out as it finds its strength in the wind. Small fish leap from the water and land with a tiny plop on the surface. The catbird just beyond the trees rings out its ever changing melody as the first of leaves to fall provide a rhythm for his tune. Gazing into the surface of the water I read the ripples eminate from the stones that peirce the surface. Their gentle influences mellow out into a uniform pattern that holds my attention. The breeze shifts again and delivers the scent of hay drying in a nearby field. It lasts only for a moment. The voices of nature are the whispers of God speaking peace to the troubled soul. A few moments of solitude are all it takes if you choose to receive his words.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Journey To The Quiet Place

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Simple pleasures are greatly valued. The stillness of the human spirit is a rare opportunity in today’s world. The outside voices call constantly to look here or listen to that. Flesh and blood are merely a vehicle for experience. We become what we see and hear. And there are so many voices that try to mold our spirits to fit their vision. Voices that command us to buy, voices that command us to speak or watch and listen so that we may become. Wear what they say and bear their marks. Add your voice to ours and be heard. They tell us to conform or be an outcast. The messages will hold us down if we let them. So I entered the park as escapee and not an outcast. And I found that as I allowed their voices to fade into echoes I felt somewhat lighter. I knelt down by the river and washed away all the marks they attempted to place in my heart. Behind this shield of silence my own thoughts return like an old friend in joyful reunion. We found the beach and allowed the small patterns of current in the river to mesmerize our attention. Reflections sway slightly to the motion of the water and the secret world welcomes the return of a lost child who wandered in the shadows of schedules and meetings. But if we can find that quiet place we will find our true self waiting to re-emerge. We remember that we are that spirit that’s having a human experience. There is strength in that quiet place.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Few Minutes Of Forest Tranquility

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The forest is silent as the mists softly settle on sparse leaves. The remanent leaves of the young trees stand out like glistening gems against the bland background of the sleeping mountains. The falling mists are cool on my skin and I can detect the faint smell of the fresh earth coming up through the leaves. Somewhere in the canopy a fairdiddle barks his displeasure at my presence. Looking up through the bare limbs I notice the shaking of a bushy tail. He thinks he’s well hidden. When I sit still enough for long enough the tufted titmouse will come and forage the bushes. I remember when one in particular became fascinated with the laces of my boots while I was on my deer stand. He kept tugging at the ends without realizing he was perched on my leg. He would have kept it up until he untied it if I hadn’t snickered. I take the time to notice how water collects on the leaves until it’s heavy enough to roll down. It’s just the beginning of December on the day I took the photo but I’m already noticing changes to certain buds that foretell the upcoming late season blooms. There are certain flowers that only bloom in late fall and climatic winter. Life is in constant change. If things are not changing they are dead. I take a deep breath and enjoy the scent of the forest once more to hold the tranquility in my spirit and its time to walk back to the big blue truck and move on to my next destination.

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Foxtail In My Memory & My Moment

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A cold north wind catches my ear and whispers “The long night is coming”. The sting of old man winter’s icy breath burns my exposed skin as I kneel slightly to find my subject. A simple frond of foxtail grass growing near the road. The interesting texture and graceful arc of the seedhead in the failing light was irresistible. I’m always taken back to my paternal Grandmother’s house where these grew on the edge of the yard just beyond the apple trees. Perhaps I idealize things in distant memory but I remember them as being back-lit by the evening sun. I also remember the way they tickled in late summer when they brushed against bare legs. Its odd the way you think that you’ve forgotten a specific moment in your life until someone random object unlocks the past. However, there’s no risk of bare legs being tickled today. As the wind settled for a moment I found my moment and snapped the shutter.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days

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Finding Providence On A Gray Day

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The distant thunder of the CSX line on the opposite side of the river echoes throughout the Kanawha Valley. The pristine white snow has given way to the typical cold rain of late Fall. Officially, Winter is not for another two weeks and yet the damp chill of the oncoming season already grips my bones. “It’s only a small thing that’s common to all of mankind” I tell myself as I search for the wonderment of creation that certainly exists in this place. Then I spotted the bright leaves of a sweet gum seedling. The bold colors stand out against a gray climate in total defiance of the melancholy weather. The cheer of the eyes brings enough joy to the heart that the warmth of a touched soul drives out the previous chill. It seems that the Good Lord himself has saw it fit to paint a warm flame into nature’s canvas. The valiant sprout burns with vibrant life in spite of the long nights and cold days. The gentle flame from God’s palette was enough to return hope to day and remind me that brighter days are returning soon. For the new light is born on the first day of winter and sorrow is always delivered with hope. It really just depends on what you choose to focus on.

Stay positive when things look dark and trust in providence.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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