Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #805 – The rails run both ways

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Across the street from yesterdays “Sunset Motel”, and looking west instead of east, there was a whole different view.

The rails do run both ways. Just be sure to remember to look both ways before crossing!

monos en theos…†…jim

 

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #758 – Which one do we choose?

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So it is a lovely early summer morning and you go to the park to swing. As you approach the swing set, you are forced with a decision. Which swing are you going to choose?

As it is on the playground, as it is in life. The choices sometimes seem clear. But is the choice really that clear, or do we just take the obviously easy pick?

The swing in the middle seems the seemingly right way to go, but what strengths might we get from the challenge of the other two?

What you going to choose today?     monos en theos ††† jim

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 #703 – DUST, PUMP JACKS & RED SUN

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It was a very windy day in West Texas yesterday. That translates into DUST. We were driving from working in Monahans to Fort Stockton as the sun was setting. There was so much dust hanging in the atmosphere, that the sun could do little but turn into a red ball.

I had this vision of finding a pump jack just sitting alone, looking pretty and striking a mighty pose. But pump jacks and oil are not a clean and neat operation. I was first upset that I could not have what I wanted. I have a history of that.  I do like to have gas and oil for my truck. So I allowed all the visual pollution of wires and poles and such to kind of work for me.

Dust, Pump Jacks and Sunset sounds like a song from “the boss”. I’ll take that….en theos ††† jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #684 – PROMISE of the road.

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“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me. As it is ever so on the road” Jack Kerouac

It is even a grander adventure and there is much more to be seen with fours eyes instead of two.

Happy Valentines day to all, may you enjoy it with the one you love, I will!   en theos †††jim

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