Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #870- Running the path


“When you find your path, you must ignore fear. You need to have the courage to risk mistakes. But once you are on that road… run, run, run, and don’t stop til you’ve reached its end.”
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

giddy up…†…monos en theos…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #790 – Decisions Decisions Decisions!


“I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”

Abraham Maslow

All, the paths that there are to follow. Decisions Decisions Decisions…†…monos en theos



We had stopped near this small airport not so much as to make photos of a helicopter practicing touch and goes. But catching the light of the beacon as it rotated gave me such a sense of how we need beacons in our lives to bring us home. Sometimes they are not easy to find and other times they shine bring enough to bring you home.

Keep your eyes and heart open for your guiding beacon! en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #642 – But what is work and what is not work?

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But what is work and what is not work?  Is it work to dig, to carpenter, to plant trees, to fell trees, to ride, to fish, to hunt, to feed chickens, to play the piano, to take photographs, to build a house, to cook, to sew, to trim hats, to mend motor bicycles?  All of these things are work to somebody, and all of them are play to somebody.  There are in fact very few activities which cannot be classed either as work or play according as you choose to regard them.”
George Orwell

Follow your heart, it will lead you to some colorful moments….en theos ††† ji

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #601 – Don’t look too far down the path, it gets narrower!

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As if following the narrow path were not hard enough, did you ever notice that the further ahead you look, it only appears narrower?

Stay in the moment, the path will be as wide as it needs to be.  peace out ††† en theos ††† jimwork



IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #587 – Somedays, no matters what is around you, it is just an uphill walk

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The surroundings and the environment can be so bright and the colors so full of life. Yet our walk remains uphill and we feel we are on the wrong street. It can be a very pretty road, but if it isn’t the road you want to be on, it is just a struggle.

One step at a time brother, one step at a time. † en theos † jimwork

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #140

I have a slew of individual bird portraits that I will be showing off in the next few days, but had to share this mass of White Geese (Chen caerulescens) also known as Snow Geese,Blue Geese or Gray Geese, who just cried out for a group photo.

There are according to the “official count” 20,000 of them at Bosque Del Apache. A good number of them feed daily in these 5-10 acre marsh-like fields. They seem to follow some organized pattern, blanketing  the ground in a slow orderly movement. About once an hour, at some signal given by who knows who or what, they with a great deal of honking, calling and flutter, go into this mass rotation. It is very much like a crowd at a sporting event doing the wave thing. It encompasses almost the entire flock and within 60-90 seconds, they are all settled back down into the slough to graze.

It made me ponder, Who am I following? Why and how quick am I to change my direction? You’ve got to follow your own road on the journey††nada te turbe†††jim