“Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man’s thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.”
– Father George Schoener (1864 -1941)
I sometimes work too hard in an attempt to make the light the way I want it to be, rather than looking and waiting for it to just all fall into place. So it is in my photography, so it is in my life.
Find your peace in waiting for the light today! ††† en theoes ††† jimwork
Ah, what a strange weird trip it has been.
It has been a very trying week. We went to Monahans Tx to get several spring sports photos done. With the oil boom on in west TX., if you can find a hotel, you just plain don’t want to pay what they are asking for a place to sleep. A room at a hotel that two years ago cost us $75 now is over $300. So we took our little hybrid travel trailer and stayed at Monahans Sandhills State Park. A nice facility and it always allows me a reminder of my childhood days in West Tx.
We got there on Sunday for work on Monday. We awoke to the early morning sounds of high wind gust and snow, yes snow blowing in horizontal alignment with the wind. The day ended up being a total wait things out in the trailer and hope we did also go horizontal in the 70mph gust. All work was blown away with the wind.
Tuesday fared a little better and we got one photo session done in an albeit blustery afternoon.
I then awoke at 4:00 am on Wednesday with the flow blown flu. Everything for that day had to be canceled and I slept 20 of the 24 hours. I managed to muster enough to get the trailer ready for travel and hooked up on Thursday and we followed the wind a 100 miles to home.
I feel cheated, I hate to lose that much time, every year the inflation on time seems as disproportionate as motels in West TX.
The wind was a blowing but I never found an answer my friend.
Pezful EZ feelin’ @U ††† en theos ††† jim
Oh how I long for the twist and turns of the desert spring. I am tired of cold, tired of dry & drought and I long and wait for the blossom that may well be very slow to come this year. Good things come to those who wait and so I wait.
“Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31
Wait with patience for the change of season on your journey†nada te turbe†jim