IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #750 – CLIMB ON UP !

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“The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

In moments of praise our scars disappear!   monos en theos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #748 – Just another end of a day.

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“There are some things that you can fulfil with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy. It is the small things that make life good.”

Sebastian Vettel

You can make the end of the pretty from wherever you are…..monos en theos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #744- IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

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Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius

keep your eyes and heart open…en theos monos † jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #742 – FEEL THE FLOWERS

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“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” ~ Helen Keller

Follow the warmth…en theos manos † jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #741 – MAKING THE OLD LOOK NEW!

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Wishing my eyes were as big as this old Ford.

I am also in need of restoration.

That is why I like old trucks and cars.

Someone comes along and brings them back to life.

Ah, to be made anew.

That is how you become a classic.

See with your heart. ††† en theos monos……j

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #736 – HE IS ARISEN !

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HE IS ARISEN INDEED!

I am sure that I could not count the number of posts that are “arisen” today.

Just as I am sure of the number of followers that had turned their backs on this morning.

I would have been one.

I am one who turns my back even today.

but Ever so often He taps me on the shoulder

And assures me, that He is still here.

I may not stand in a church and loudly proclaim.

Yet in the quiet of a rising sun

He speaks to me

and I to Him.

HE IS ARISEN INDEED!

en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #735 – MISSED THE “BLOOD MOON”, BUT THE MOON RISE WAS NICE!

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Yesterday morning I was filled with the good intension of producing some great image of the blood moon eclipse. As the day went on, I had settled into the compromise of just getting up to see it. After seeing this lovely orb coming up while sitting in my Lazy Boy, I decided to just go make a photos of this big gorgeous moon and be done with it.

Having listened to the talking heads on every new’s show talking about it, my interest wained. Then seeing the winners from the New York Times of the Pulitzer prizes for photography, I was be-littled by their accomplishments and the air was totally out of my ballon. Seeing the truly great work with real blood from staff photographer Tyler Hicks, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left more than 60 people dead. And then Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Any image I would make of a lunar eclipse, well suffice it to say it had been eclipsed by some  great image makers of truly remarkable circumstances and events. The blood red moon had totally faded pale.

“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of  awareness!” W Eugene Smith 1918-1978

Some voices are much, much smaller than others! en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #734 – MARS & THE MOON IN EARLY AM DUSTY HAZE

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Two days ago I sat in my shorts and dirty t-shirt basking in the beauty and warmth of a bluebonnet patch. Early this am up to attack my writing drills I was greeted with this mysterious view in the western darkness. A great prelude to the coming blood moon eclipse coming early tomorrow morning.

Our balm had faded to sand blown in the 40 mph winds as I stranded to hold my camera still at a 1/15 of a second at 1600 iso. All the while staving the 37 degree chill in my briefs and too thin shirt. The dogs thought me crazy and kept looking to see what the heck had the attention of their strange two legged leader.  I quickly agreed and retreated from outside images to inside words and warm coffee. Image making is fun, but word-smithing can sometimes be a little more comfortable.

I don’t normally post such fuzzy grainy images, but I hope this will keep me from having to braving the 2:00 am call to the blood eclipse. I already gave.  One needs to save their bravery as I have too little to spare.

” A good photograph is  knowing where to stand.” Ansel Adams

I think I will stand inside.   en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #732 – TEXAS BLUE BONNETS

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Yesterday, I pined of not having many flowers blooming yet in the high desert. I was just walking the same path waiting and watching for something to bloom. All I had to do was walk a different path, one block away from my house was a large patch of Texas bluebonnets.

Bluebonnet is a name given to any number of species of the genus Lupinus predominantly found in southwestern United States and is collectively the state flower of Texas. The shape of the petals on the flower resembles the bonnet worn by pioneer women to shield them from the sun.

“Which of my photographs are my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”  Imogen Cunningham 1883-1976

If you done like the view, change it! en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #731 – SPRING IS NOT YET SPRUNG, BUT IT IS CLOSE

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While I am not finding any blooms like this one from a New Mexico garden last week. The weeds are growing and blooming. The bees are a working the dandelions and we have stirred a couple of Horny Toads on our afternoon walks.

I am enjoying the slow coming of spring and what it brings. Soon we will have the heat and then will complain and pine for cooler weather. We are hard creatures to appease!

Enjoy what you have when you have! en theos monos ††† jim

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