Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #853…Fitting end!


I have spoken of missing the open skies of Southwest Tx. They might be a little harder to find here in North Central TX, but they are still here. You just have to look around and through all the trees.

A fitting end to a beautiful fall day.

Monos en Theos…jim

Images of small things from the biggest county in Texas #553 – Once again a not so small thing, but what you going to do?

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I was awakened early yesterday morning. It was still dark o’clock as I wandered outside to feed the cats. The sun was still an hour from rising, but  there were some interesting clouds resting on the horizon.

I came back inside to work on yesterdays post. As I did and I listened to my own words about accepting what you are given. All the while thinking of the pending sunrise. I finished my post and grabbed Kon and tripod headed back out to greet the sunrise. It was warming and forming nicely and I quickly saw that while I had a great background, I had nothing for foreground. I set up the pod and went to self timer mode and was busy trying to frame myself in the foreground.

I had misplaced  myself  in three exposures and was behind the camera trying to calculate where I should be placing my silhouette. One of my curious  cats hopped up on the fence as if to say how about if I sit right here Mr DeMille, and then I will slowly walk back and forth across the top of the fence. How will that work for you?

Ah, the pleasure of taking what you are given. ††† en theos ††† jim work

Photos on the journey #441

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Leap, and the net will appear

…said American naturalist and essayist John Burroughs.

Too often, we hold ourselves back, so whenever anyone takes a leap, I feel energized. Of course, one person’s big leap is another’s small. But that’s the beauty of leaps; they’re personal and meaningful only to the leaper.

People can encourage you to leap but the leap comes from you only when you’re ready to leap. Notice I didn’t say “want to.” Most of us want to leap, but often we’re not ready till we just can’t stand it anymore.

You have to beware the naysayers, those who want to hold you back or infuse doubt into your plan. Prudence is all well and good, but warnings usually come from a place of fear or envy, cloaked as wisdom.

The reason the net will appear?

Because you bothered to take the leap. In other words, there’s always a positive outcome from any change. It’s a law of the universe. That’s why waiting till there’s a net before you leap is unnecessary…..©Jane Pellicciotto,  Allegro Design

….or you could just blow the day off & watch Steve Martin in the movie of the same name.

Pezful EZ Feelin’ @U ††† en theos ††† jim