Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #865- Finding Contentment

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“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion….In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”

William Henry Channing

A powerful manifesto to live by…†…monos en theos…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #826 – ENDINGS & BEGININGS

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The greens are losing their grip

showing wear

Softness fading to crisp

Forecast of coolness

Green becomes gold

and yet a freshness prevails

 

A change going come, embrace it!…monos en theos…†…jim

 

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #807 – A nice greeting

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It was a pleasant change to travel back to West Texas. We did enjoy the great sky vistas and the dry heat was nice for a change.

But as Dorothy so wisely repeated, “There is no place like home …”

We know few people here at our new digs, but I have never lived at a place that just feels so quickly and warmly like home.

Our evening walk was heralded by this lovely swallow-tail roosting for the night in our back yard. I wasn’t sure if he was there to just rest, or to welcome us home. I will take the latter thank you so much.

There is no place like home wherever it may be…†…monos en  theos   jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #742 – when life gives you…

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“I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I’m trying to be now, I’m trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.”

Somedays all of the stupid decisions can seem so hard to make up for! Here’s to not making sour choices!    en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #739 – Stop, look, listen record

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“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” 
― Robert Frank

Oh gez, the more I learn about photography, the more I realize that I don’t know. Now, in the midst of my mindfulness, I have to listen for images also?

Makes me even more hard of hearing!

Stop, look, listen then make the darn photo.   en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #729 – WE ALL BLOOM AT DIFFERENT TIMES!

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“In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”  
-  Albert Schweitzer  

Live the stage that you are in! en theos monos ††† jim