Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #821 – New Growth!

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Emily Dickinson

Growth of Man — like Growth of Nature —

 Growth of Man -- like Growth of Nature --
Gravitates within --
Atmosphere, and Sun endorse it --
Bit it stir -- alone --

Each -- its difficult Ideal
Must achieve -- Itself --
Through the solitary prowess
Of a Silent Life --

Effort -- is the sole condition --
Patience of Itself --
Patience of opposing forces --
And intact Belief --

Looking on -- is the Department
Of its Audience --
But Transaction -- is assisted
By no Countenance --

 

 

You just got to love the heart of Emily Dickinson. Grow today, even if only by the slightest…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #794 – WEIGHTED DOWN WITH SEED!

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I am known as an impatient man. Waiting has never been one of my virtues.

At times I find myself much like this plant. So weighed down by the seeds of thoughts, dreams, ideas and desires.

A lot of the time I never allow the time for even one of my seeds to be planted and grow. While waiting for it to sprout, I plant another.

Can one think of their A.D.D. as a gift?

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”   2 Corinthians 9:6

but,you do have to give the seed a chance to grow……monos en theos…..jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #751 – IF YOU ARE GOIN’ TO GROW, SOME DIRT GOT TO BE THROWN!

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but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. “And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”      Mark 4:19-20

 

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #723 – SO FEW CAN STAND ALONE!

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“Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company.  Only a few love to be alone.”  ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939

Out here in the desert, trees grow few and far between, as do the people.

Find comfort in not being alone!    en theos monos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #702 – NEVER TOO OLD TO BLOOM IN THE SPRING.

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“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” 

― William Blake

I do long for the new start that comes with Spring. I so enjoyed and envied this big specimen at Ft Davis National Historic Site that was beginning to show sign of becoming green. Despite all the warning signs around it that cautioned me to stay away because of the danger of falling limbs, it was becoming Spring itself.

Ah, that I should  be so old and be considered dangerous. As a man, I flat out love that hope that I could be dangerous.

Enjoy life!   en theos ††† jim

Photos on the journey #457

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Some days, I question what the hell am I planting ?

What am I growing?

Do I even produce fruit from which to be judged?

Sometimes it feels that the best option is to grow nothing and then, do you avoid being judged?

Peace out, Praying for a calm week and to at least prepare the soil. ††† en theos ††† jim