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

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #611 –

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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

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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