IMAGES OF SMALL – THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #670 – Work your vision with what you got!

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“Everything has it’s wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
Helen Keller

I sat in the warmth of my home and watched the sunset quickly build. My mind was racing thinking of  where to go to capture the wonder. My mind was a complete blank as to finding a great location. My inner voice told me to just go outside and make do with what you got.

So many times in searching for that perfect place, I have missed the magic of the moment. I donned a jacket and wandered out to my West yard and stole this moment in time. I gave a quick thank you prayer to the maker and relished the chill and calm of the light.

just be where you are ††† en theos †††jim


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If you follow Anne Lamott, most of all our prayer fall into one of three categories: HELP, THANKS & WOW!

I think this one feel in the midst of the last two. From north of the livestock barn on Tuesday eve. Now on Wednesday, not a wink of sunshine. THANKS for the rain though.

Pray up ††† en theos ††† jimwork


Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #139

Once again, another marvelous day at the Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge south of Soccoro, NM.  The refuge is known for its bird population, and while we photographed a good number of them, we wanted to show you something other than just more fowl. You will be seeing plenty of birds in the future. Yesterday, we saw a family of well-fed coyotes (much fatter than our West TX variety)  and today came around a corner and were presented this herd of deer with a massive 8 point buck leading his brood. They let me come closer than I really wanted to be on foot. This guy was big.

We had actually prayed last night that we might get to see a bald eagle. Our prayers were answered. We ended up seeing all five that had been counted. Once again I was not specific enough in my prayers and while we got to watch them for near an hour, they were at their closest about 150 yards away. Quite a bit further than the deer. Next time remember to ask for a full frame bald eagle, you probably will get it!

Prayer up on your journey††nada te turbe††jim