Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #849…Missing the wide openness of West TX (just a bit)

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I grew up in West Texas. My family up and moved to the Dallas area when I was thirteen. I can remember this feeling that came over me of feeling a bit closed in. When you grow up with the open skies of West TX, it can be just a mite claustrophobic with all the trees and hills. You throw in a few days of solid cloud cover, with rain mixed in and well…I guess it is something that only someone from the vastness of open skies can relate to.

So, under wet and grey clouds, I had to pull up an old West Texas sunset to brighten the day…monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #806 – Texas Tea

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Black gold, Texas Tea

A regular staple of the West Texas landscape.

I feel such a hypocrite to complain of what the whole process does to our mother earth,

as I sure expect it to be there when I fill up my thirsty Chevy truck.

monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #801 – Don’t let it pass you by!

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I was shooting at a sunset when I felt a small bump at my feet and here was this lovely creation scurrying about. He was a good sized “pede” about 5-6 inches long. And this dude was fast. No time to get the macro kit. It was take it or leave it. I grabbed 3 or for frames as he moved across an asphalt trail and disappeared into the West TX weeds.

Life sometimes come at a 1/5000 of a second and sometimes as in this case a 1/30 of a second. Don’t let it pass you by…†…monos en theos…jim

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