“There are powers far beyond us, plans far beyond what we could have ever thought of, visions far more vast than what we can ever see on our own with our own eyes, there are horizons long gone beyond our own horizons. This is courage- to throw away what is our own that is limited and to thrust ourselves into the hands of these higher powers- God and Destiny.To do this is to abide in the realm of the eternal, to walk in the path of the everlasting to follow in the footprints of God and demi-gods. The hardest part for man is the letting go. For some reason, he thinks himself big enough to know and to see what’s good for him. But in the letting go……..is found freedom. In the letting go…….. is found the flight!”
― C. JoyBell C.
Oh, to find the courage to fly! ….en theos monos ††† jim
As we glide on the rest of the way home. I am going to keep the calm and secure look of this little fellow.
There are lots of reflections on our road today, but they are more those caused by the ice. And Texans were not meant to drive in the ice, nor the snow. As my daddy told me “if God wanted Texans to ski, he would have made bull$@@! white.”
Be safe,be calm,be secure….en theos†††jim
I had a lot fun with this male Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) showing off his fall colors at Bosque Del Apache, NM. These ducks are of the Dabbling variety, and he dabbled along with me making images of him for close to an hour. He was a first class clown and I could see a lot of myself in him. He would come up covered in water and underwater plants, throwing water and making bubbles. He was very vocal for a guy and seemed to be carrying on a conversation about all the he could do.
While not near as glamorous or stately as the hawks and eagles we had seen on this trip, he had not gotten the memo. He was cool with who he was.
Be cool with who you are on your journey! Nada Te Turbe†††jim