11/19/2012 The magic sound of flowing water…

Do you think that this fisherman is thinking about his stock portfolio,  the next natural disaster or  what’s going on at work?  I hope not…. there needs to a place where your mind can rest.  The magic sound of flowing water, clean, crisp air filling your lungs and the ever-present anticipation of a yummy salmon on the dinner plate is better than any mood medication.  Near Coopers Landing, Alaska.

11/13/2012 I am glad that it has cooled off!

“In the very beginning of time, God established the seasons – “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years'” (Genesis 1:14; cf. Psalm 104:19).  After the flood, Noah appeased God’s anger by offering a burnt sacrifice; God then said He would not destroy the world again by water “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:21-22).”  Jody Broyles

I am glad that the weather has cooled off!

11/8/2012 I still have a lot to learn.

I have never had much interest or knowledge about the technical aspects of photography.  I don’t often do anything except change the “Scene Mode” on my camera.  BUT I am branching out a little.  I messed with the f-stop for this photo to try to make the water have that mystical quality that so many nature photos have….  I still  have a lot to learn.

11/1/2012 Hard work is good for the soul!

I can’t even image the number of hours of labor that it took to construct this split rail fence! I am sure that there were no power saws, electric nail guns or drills to speed things along.  Our generation doesn’t work with the same tools BUT we have been known to work just as hard!  Hard work is good for the soul!

10/30/2012 A cold autumn afternoon….

Mingus Mill, North Carolina….. a cold autumn afternoon. The snow was just beginning to fall and we hurried up our walking trip. The history said that the millwright would keep a portion of the finished product for his pay. The afternoon we visited there were three “ole” men just sitting and rocking. They said that the mill still functions but I think there was more rockin’ than grindin’ going on.