Photos on the journey #386

The pleasures and the treasures that you get to find on the “blue roads”.

In my youth, I had an earthly father who introduced me to the beauty of slowness on a country road. When I was just 11 he let me start driving our turquoise blue 57 chevy down many quiet and fortunately much  less-traveled roads.

Somewhere along the way, I dismissed a lot of both the good and bad habits of my dad. He taught me much of both.

I became to impatient to the slow way, I wanted to get “X” miles in “X” time. I never got there, never got much of anywhere.

When we recently bought us a seemingly small travel trailer, I rediscovered the lure of the little, and the slow road. A lot of my reason was I had too small a tow vehicle and was forced to stay on the blue roads. I couldn’t get enough rpm’s to travel 65 much less 75-80. So we made a pact to just stay on the blue line.

I have since upgraded to a bigger 2500HD Chevy truck. I can now readily exercise my manhood with my right foot. But, I don’t like it. I am sticking to the little roads. After all, It always has been about the journey, not the destination.

I would have missed the treasure of eating at “Sparky’s” in Hatch New Mexico (green chile capital of the world) on US 185/175  north from Las Cruces, NM.

We had just been wowed through a golden leaf filled pecan grove when my wonderful wife threw out the wonderful line , “God just doesn’t travel on the Interstate.” It would make a great country & western song………..en theos………….jim

Photos on the journey #373

Did you ever have one of those days where your to do list exceeds your capacity to do ?

We were doing school photos at a smaller school and it was nice to have the time to play a little instead of just trying to get through before lunch time. I started asking the kiddos to make their best funny face. This imp took the prize.

Photo of Da Day @ Da Pine #359

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” ~Carl SaganHow long butterflies live depends on many things and varies greatly. It depends on the size of the butterfly, the species of the butterfly, where it lives, and what time of year it became an adult. For example, if the butterfly is of the smaller version it will probably not live as long, but if it is a larger butterfly, it will live longer. Now of course the size of the butterfly is not going to be the only factor of how long a butterfly will live, but does attribute to it. There is an average life span of a butterfly – it is usually about one month. Although the smallest butterflies that you can usually spot feasting on the flowers in your front yard will usually only live about one week.So, what are you doing today?????Value the time you have on your journey††††††††nada te turbe††††jim

via Photo of Da Day @ Da Pine #359.

Photo of Da Day @ Da Pine #359

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”  ~Carl Sagan

How long butterflies live depends on many things and varies greatly. It depends on the size of the butterfly, the species of the butterfly, where it lives, and what time of year it became an adult.  For example, if the butterfly is of the smaller version it will probably not live as long, but if it is a larger butterfly, it will live longer.  Now of course the size of the butterfly is not going to be the only factor of how long a butterfly will live, but does attribute to it.   There is an average life span of a butterfly – it is usually about one month.  Although the smallest butterflies that you can usually spot feasting on the flowers in your front yard will usually only live about one week.

So, what are you doing today?????

Value the time you have on your journey††††††††nada te turbe††††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #268

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #268.

I love the mystery of looking at an image and trying to figure out if it is a sunrise, or a sunset. Is it the start of a day or the end of a day. Because it can get complicated. If you are nocturnal and it’s a sunrise it is the end of your “day’, where as if you are diurnal and it’s a sunrise, it is time to start your your “day” !

There there is a third group, those that are active in the twilight: they are known as crepuscular. I think most of us photographers are of this group. The thought of just wandering around during dawn and dusk of God’s golden light hours would seem a very nice place to be.

Find yourself in God’s golden hour, no matter what time the clock reads on your journey†††nada te turbe††††††††††††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #268

I love the mystery of looking at an image and trying to figure out if it is a sunrise, or a sunset. Is it the start of a day or the end of a day. Because it can get complicated. If you are nocturnal and it’s a sunrise it is the end of your “day’, where as if you are diurnal and it’s a sunrise, it is time to start your “day” !

There there is a third group, those that are active in the twilight: they are known as crepuscular. I think most of us photographers are of this group. The thought of just wandering around during dawn and dusk of God’s golden light hours would seem a very nice place to be.

Find yourself in God’s golden hour, no matter what time the clock reads on your journey†††nada te turbe††††††††††††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #259

“We are like butterflies who flutter
for a day and think it’s forever.”
~~Carl Sagan

I found this dead CHECKERED WHITE (Pontia protodice) floating on the edge of a small spring on our morning walk. With the exception of the Monarch which has a life span of nine months, most butterflies flit about for a short period, 1 week to 1 month.

I would guess that the butterfly just like us, has no idea how long they will be here.

Don’t waste your time or your life on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #124

In my nightly readings last night, I got mind-boggled over the flight of light. To think the light we are seeing refracting into this color off these clouds actually left a place 93,000,000 million miles away, and made it to this spot in space in a matter of eight minutes. It got here pretty much unchanged in color until it hit these clouds and produced this scene, all for our eyes to witness and our hearts to feel. I don’t know why such an example of speed should make one take pause, but it does.

Pause on your journey now & then…nada te turbe†††jim