Photos on the journey #414

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The winds they did blow the last couple of days. We had 60mph gusts. It takes a toll on people and structures. This old house in Coyonosa TX had a heavy list long before the recent winds. I thought I should record it before it finally collapses. I even tried to lean into it, but it felt as solid as other any standing shack, shed, shanty or lean-to.

“I believe in going with the flow. I don’t believe in fighting against the flow. You ride on your river and you go with the tides and the flow. But it has to be your river, not someone else’s. Everyone has their own river, and you don’t need to swim,float,sail on their’s, but you need to be in your own river and you need to go with it. And I don’t believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours.”
C. JoyBell C.

It’s important to find the right wind to fill your sails , after all that is where the answer is blowing!

pezful ez feelin’ @U ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

Photos on the journey #399

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Windmill In The Wind

As the windmill turns with the wind,
the storm brings much needed rain.
With each drop, renewal begins,
relieving the parched land its pain.

Sweet water of the Earth, life’s essence,
within the wind, the windmill drinks.
Storing the source within a pond,
bringing the desert from the brink.

Noses catching the scent of rain,
wild Burro’s enjoy their play.
Turns the windmill as the wind blows,
clouds block the sun, blessing shade.

The land breathes a sigh of relief.
Life is given back once again.
The clouds empty themselves of rain,
as the windmill turns with the wind.          Paula Swanson Sept 13, 2010

Let the wind blow your windmill today†††en theos†††jim

Photos on the journey #393

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The sun did return yesterday, but was in a battle with a cold wind to reclaim the day. The snow evolved into 2ft icicles that clung to the west side of the house.

Here today, gone tomorrow, Mr Harrison said it in more melodic words.

As George sings, “All thing will pass”. Enjoy it or endure it while it last.†††en theos†††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #308

I felt this light and wind as it patiently and powerfully swept across the yellow of the grass in a section of Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico. I felt peace, and  a stir in my heart and was reminded of scenes from the Gladiator. “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. ”

Ah, to stand up for all you believe in, does it only happen in the movies?

I could feel the grass beneath my hand and felt the sway of both the grass and my heart.

See those things that move you along on your journey†nada te turbe†jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #283

Finding safety in the thorns!

I found this khaki colored damselfly seeking shelter from the wind in the protection of a rolled leaf of the New Mexico thistle. Trick is to avoid the thorns.

I was somehow hearing Bod Seger wailing his great words from “Against the Wind”

And the years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded bv strangers I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searchin’
Searching for shelter again and again
Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind

Well those drifters days are past me now
I’ve got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out

Against the wind
I’m still runnin’ against the wind
Well I’m older now and still
Against the wind.

You can only run so far against the wind on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #282

It was windy in Da Pine today. How windy you ask? Breezy enough to blow the brim off this Mexican Hat bloom.“The older you get the stronger the wind gets — and it’s always in your face. “–Jack NicklausSet your direction by your sails and not the gales on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim

via Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #282.

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #282

It was windy in Da Pine today. How windy you ask? Breezy enough to blow the brim off this Mexican Hat bloom.

“The older you get the stronger the wind gets — and it’s always in your face.
–Jack Nicklaus

Set your direction by your sails and not the gales on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim