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Lora Shank

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Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue ridge mountains, Shenandoah river Life is old there, older than the trees Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia Mountain mamma, take me home Country roads . . Hawks Nest State Park, is a peak on Gauley Mountain in Ansted, West Virginia, USA. The cliffs at this point rise 585 ft (178 m) above the New River. . . .

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Everybody you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. Know this. You never know what someone has been through, or what they’re going through today. Don’t be lazy and make empty judgments about them. Be kind. Ask about their stories and Listen. . ****************************************************** . . #tv_flowers #flowerphotography #flowersandmacro #mextures #9vaga_flowersart9 #9vaga_naturemiracles9 #quest_4_magic #the_gallery_of_magic #bokeh_bliss #dof_brilliance #bokeh_kings #kings_flora #ig_flowers #shotwithlove #macroandflora #petal_perfection #pretty_shotz #picture_to_keep #raw_flowers #tv_allnature #fotocatchers #helios #macro_brilliance #top_macro #myheartinshots #heart_imprint #allthingsofbeauty_ #nb_nature_brilliance #tv_allnature

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A warm, friendly, excepting smile can go a long way and is also part of the healing process. A smile is generally an expression of positive emotions, which can uplift a soul, who in turn passes that energy to another. . . Foster ♡ He’s Mr. Happy, the care free spirit. He likes to explore, jump really high, go for car rides and walks. He’s the nurturer and always finds little bunnies or animals in our yard. He only likes cuddles when he wants them, likes his own space. He loves to meet new people, unlike his brother. He has a big smile that will help your heart. . . #australianshepherd #bluemerle #bluemerleaussie

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And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ~Roald Dahl

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The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog. . Boomer ♡ He’s Mr. Serious, the frisbee catcher, ball chaser, protector, cuddler, alpha and extremely loyal to his family. He doesn’t like strangers and he lets them know it. . #australianshepherd #blacktriaussie

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And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love. . ❤︎∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴❤︎ . Have a blessed day, my friends! .

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Even in the most peaceful surroundings, the ungrateful heart finds trouble. Even in the most troublesome surroundings, grateful heart finds peace. Choose to see the world through grateful eyes; it will never look the same again. . ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage Edit @mextures

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Let your legacy be how you love, how you treat people, and the light you bring to this world instead of the stuff you left behind. . ❤︎∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴❤︎ . Have a blessed day, my friends! . . This photo is from last Fall. I had several shots with crazy light flares and bokeh. I love how the sunlight made the dying grass glow with golden light. I also love the unique character from vintage lenses. . Made with Canon 6D Pentacon 50mm 1.8 No edits

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Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get caught up in what you can’t control, don't try to force things! Just do your best, accept it, and then adopt a "whatever happens, happens" mindset. Let go and allow the right blessings to flow. . ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . Have a blessed day, my fiends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage No edits

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. When your legs don't work like they used to before And I can't sweep you off of your feet Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks . And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70 And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23 . When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades And the crowds don't remember my name When my hands don't play the strings the same way, I know you will still love me the same . Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it's evergreen Baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory . I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, Maybe it's all part of a plan I'll just keep on making the same mistakes Hoping that you'll understand . So baby now Take me into your loving arms Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Oh darling, place your head on my beating heart I'm thinking out loud And we found love right where we are . Thinking Out Loud ~ Ed Sheeran . ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙•♡•♡•⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . We are Celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversary today! June 3rd, 1989 I am beyond thankful for the wonderful man God put in my life 31 years ago! Blessed!

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It’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.~♡~ . . It’s been a little over a week since I had surgery. Every day I notice improvements and realize I can move my hand and wrist more. I didn’t realize how limited I’ve lived for years until now. When you have limitations, you learn to adjust and make what you have work the best you can. Last night I was throwing ball for our Aussies and clapped for them! That’s seems like something so simple, something you do without even thinking about it, something even my family didn’t notice. Except to me it was BIG! It was the first time I clapped my hands in years! Before, it was too painful. I clapped outside while playing them, then came in the house and continued to clap for at least 10 minutes! Foster, our Aussie, was so excited, he was running in the house barking, “talking” at me! It was so funny! Maybe, he thought I was still clapping for his “good job” or maybe he was celebrating with me!? 👏🏼👏🏼 . . Happy Friday, my friends! . . Made with Canon 6D Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50 2.8 zebra

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•Blossoms at West Virginia State Capitol• . . I wish IG would let us post full size image, without cropping. The full image shows the bottom half of building and the trees lining it. . . Have a wonderful day, friends! . . Made with Canon 6D Helios 44_2 50mm lens

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Your breakthrough begins where your excuses end. . ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . It’s been 1 week since my surgery and every day there’s a noticeable amount of healing. I’d like to thank every one for prayers and positive words! I appreciate you all very much. It’s also been 1 week since I’ve picked up a camera, that feels like a month! Hopefully, that will change soon. . Have a blessed day, friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50 2.8 zebra @mextures

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Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits. . . Have a blessed day, my friends! . . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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You cannot breathe the air of anxiety and expect to live in an atmosphere of peace. . . There’s something about Poppies that makes me happy, kinda like Sunflowers. What makes you happy just by seeing it? . . Have a blessed day, friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage No edits

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Take the time to reflect on the things that have real and lasting meaning in your life. Recognize your blessings. . ❤︎∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴❤︎ . Yes, I’m one of those people that sees weeds as flowers. I love the simplicity of clover and soft bokeh.✨ . . I’m blessed by so many friends checking on me this week after my surgery. I truly appreciate your prayers and kind words! Heartfelt thank you! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage . #flora_addict_wildflower

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Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Take the time to notice and appreciate your family and friends. The love you share with them is what matters the most in life. . . Have a blessed week, friends! . . Made with Canon 6D Lens Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Edit @mextures ** Tags DO NOT work on my account. I’m banned for unknown reasons?! Feature hubs have my permission to feature any of my photos with credits and tagged.** . .

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If you wait until you feel 100% ready, you will be waiting the rest of your life. Some people wait all day for 5pm, all week for Friday, all year for the holidays, all their lives for happiness. Don't be one of them. . Have a blessed day, friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 Vintage . ** Tags DO NOT work on my account. I’m banned for unknown reasons?! Feature hubs have my permission to feature any of my photos with credits and tagged.**

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