Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #860 – OUR HANDS

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I have always been aware of my hands. From an early age as I viewed my hands outstretched in front of me, I somehow felt that the image of my hands would always be there. That one would be able to frame the present through those same hands and measure the passage of time by seeing the change upon the frame.

My hands now carry the scars and memories of my life. As do most everyones. I have always heard that the eyes are the window to our soul, but I believe the hands expose a more detailed view of our story.

My hands are stiffening with age. They carry the pain of arthritis. Having never thrown a punch in my life, I still somehow question how I could even have the grip to toss a baseball, much less a punch.

Deadheading flowers in the garden is about as tough a foe as I deal with.

It is a marvel to find details of life within the wrinkles of time.

What story do your hands tell?…monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #837 – A new day, a new start

 

14-09-20water_5597 copy“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

Meister Eckhart

It is my birthday today and I am trying to present myself with the gift of a new start

remove all the stumbles and falls of yesterday

listen to the dreams,

live at least one of them out

Know that it is never too late

sprinkle one’s self awake

New Years day in the midst of September.

monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #774 – FLOWERS, THEY DO CONSUME YA!

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“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
― Georgia O’Keefe

At my previous home, my neighbor had a Rose of Sharon bush. It would cast a shadow of color ever so often but I never took the time to observe. Now I have one in my yard that screams at me in previously unseen colors every time I walk past.

I am taking the time to have a new friend!…†…monos en theos…….jim

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #737 – WE HAVE DEW!

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“Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought.”  
–  Sophie Scholl 

I do with that I could say the above saying applies.

But I have done little to slow and take time to just be.

I get wasted whiling time away

on things that seem important

that have to get the done today.

It can be such a burden

letting time, dew, and flowers

fly past, not stopping

just hurrying away!

stop and feel the dew! en theos monos † jim

 

IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #615 – OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST FRIENDS

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Stories still to be told, hugs, smiles yet to be given. Cherish them if you got em.

“Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
Francis Bacon

Hug one today. ††† en theos ††† jimwork

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IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #557 – Timewise it only took this light only 8 minutes to travel 93 millon miles

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We went for a walk with our dogs in the cool of yesterday’s evening and were just frozen for a small moment in the beauty we so often walk right past. To think that the light that now refracted through our atmosphere to frame this mesquite tree and reflect into my heart, just eight minutes ago was 93,000,000 miles away. Now that is a moment to ponder.

” When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.”  –  Mahatma Gandhi

May time deliver you a gift today ††† en theos ††† jimwork

Images of small things from the biggest county in Texas #550 – Time on your hands, time for prayer

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I had no idea as to what this image was going to be when I started to craft it. It didn’t take too long, but I was wasting a lot of time with using my hands. Makes it easier, I don’t have to talk or ask someone for help.  I was setting the self-timer (ah great word for another post) then racing against time framing my hands to get them in focus and before my self timer ran out of time.  I kept missing getting it all together by a tick or two. Just a little off, a little off center, a little off angle.

My wife walked in and I desperately asked her asked for help. Why we men are so reluctant to ask for help or directions. We are always determined to screw things up, waste more time and remain lost, by fault of our own, thank you very much.

I asked her if she would trip my camera for me. It then all fell quickly into place by just by making that one little plea, HELP.

I found way too many time quotes that I wanted to share so you will just have to ask google for help. But three jumped out:

“Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can’t buy more hours.  Scientists can’t invent new minutes.  And you can’t save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. ” ~Denis Waitely

“Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.”  ~Charles Dickens

And my favorite,

When told the reason for Daylight Saving time the old Indian said, “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.”  ~Author Unknown

enjoy your time, tick tock! ††† en theos ††† jimwork