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The Sea Oats

Yesterday morning looked to be another challenging one for colorful sunrises, so I went driving south on the beach to see what might offer a glimpse into the new day. As I was driving in the near dark, I saw the silhouettes of these sea oats, and was instantly transported back nearly 30 years ago. The sea oats evokes a strong Florida memory for me, from our 8 years there, and that was the signs along the beach that simply said "Don't Disturb the Sea Oats". This seemed to be a highly effective campaign, as the dunes had great numbers of these beautiful plants waving in the breeze, simply protected by people doing the right thing..."It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." ~ Mahatma GandhiMustang Island, TexasJuly 10, 2020

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As we enter the fourth month of the Covid-19 crisis in Texas, photography has given me a "place to be" where I can escape the constant barrage of bad news.  My Facebook page J. Morris 683 Photography  offers me the opportunity to reach thousands of people with a daily message that provides so many with respite from the "news".  Almost every day I post a photo on my page as well as several other pages, usually taken that morning, which includes a narrative describing how that particular photo came to be, but also a positive message and a quote that just seems to fit.  Hopefully you read about The Sea Oats above as but one example of this.  What I have found is that people really connect to my work through the written word, as it it often evokes a strong and positive memory, or serves to inspire.  This daily interaction also motivates me; providing a virtual connection with people, that many of us have lost, such as this comment from Judy - "As usual the picture and inspirational message are beautiful. Thank again for sharing. You are adding some positive each day that might just offset all the negative around us."