Brothers Campfire, Mystery, and Photography, Totally

Hello Friends!

This week started right with church first thing Sunday morning.

Getting your soul fed on the Word of God is a great way to begin.

A much ignored black backed book.

Now, my pastor tells it like it is and there is no comfortable wiggle room. He reads right from it and breaks it down so we can walk a straight and narrow.

We have had a large increase in visitors and folks who used to come because times are changing and God is drawing people close to Him. If you want to know more, do feel free to ask!

After church, a small number of the tribe gathered around Brother’s Campfire for a potluck. In fact, the world famous blogger Herb Thiel from Prudentia Sit was there.


Marty, The Motivated Mower Attended as Well.

Before everyone arrived, I was in a straight. I was out of propane!

My out of propane face

I was compelled to utilize an open fire. You can imagine the toll that must have taken on my psyche to prepare one.

A Cooking Fire

After some time, we enjoyed a low cost culinary adventure! It does not take gobs of cash to have a lot of fun.

That being said, I think my guests had a great time. In fact, some of my smaller friends attended and brought their own food.

I have been working on up close photography as I have a distinct enjoyment in the little things that make our world go round. Here are a few more guests.




Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a photographer to some extent. With the arrival of the smart phone, anyone can be. Here is a try at macro photography.

A Sunflower

Taking these was enjoyable and I hope to get better at it. I holstered my capturing device and put some of my younger guests to work playing in the mud.

One thing I noticed about my birds is they have a knack for finding low wet spots in the yard and digging in them with thier bills making small puddles when the sprinkler sprinkles. The young technicians installed coffee cans for water retention.

Whoever buys this house down the road will look at these strangely placed water holes with wonder and amazement at the prior eclectic owner.

The Ducks Love These!

Hard work mucking in the mud requires reward. We harnessed up and tried our hand at a rope swing.

No Brother’s Campfire Event is complete without a campfire. The day ended with coffee, smores and tall tales.

Oh, the mystery. Letters are shifted one forward.


Have a beautiful day!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

82 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire, Mystery, and Photography, Totally

  1. Lydia says:

    Out of propane face!πŸ˜‚
    That food looks soooo good!
    Awesome close up pics!

          1. Lydia says:

            I’m taking pics of all my collected southern t shirts and selling them.πŸ˜”

          2. Lydia says:

            πŸ˜‚No. I already put them out there but it’s not for the whole world to see!

          3. The Storyteller says:

            Yeah, I don’t know any girls. πŸ€₯πŸ™„…. Well, it is good to let some things go.

          4. The Storyteller says:

            🀠πŸ”₯ here, have gluten free cookies!πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ

  2. Ishaan Sharma says:

    Seems like an Amazing day!
    So I did decode the mystery
    Should I post the answer here for the benefit of the others or do you want them to wrack their brains?

  3. Ashley F Lintner says:

    Remind me not to read your blog before bed, unfortunately, I still have nightmares of spiders when seen too close to bed time. I’m sorry I had to miss the gathering.

  4. Loveblossom says:

    Your photography is amazing sir Ben. 😎😎🀠🀠🀠
    And, the out of propane face, was so cute. 😘😘😘

  5. Petra says:

    I love all the flower photos! Also, the mystery was fun, just right for my after work evening brain.

    1. The Storyteller says:

      I will try more photos. My hands are not steady enough. Perhaps a tripod is in order. The messages may become a thing here.

        1. The Storyteller says:

          “You can’t separate mud from water because no one can be in mud unless he has his water.” Quackum X -Duck Community Leader

    1. The Storyteller says:

      To clarify, they have 2 kiddy pools of fresh drinking water. They like to dig in the mud for insects and gravel as well.

          1. dumbestblogger says:

            Mystery solved. Well, actually, I’m ok with swimming. When I was a kid I hardly got out of the water, but I had ear surgery when I was fifteen and it kinda messed it up for me.

  6. Roser says:

    The low cost culinary adventure seems enjoyable indeed. Nice post! 😊🌸

  7. geno says:

    I like your effort for your posts. but there is too much text for me. I have poor eyesight despite reading glasses. i need a magnifying glass for this text. sorry, but an interesting blog.

    1. The Storyteller says:

      Bugs are not for everyone. I am interested and intrigued by the complexity of them. I hope it did not negatively impact your day friend! 🀠πŸ”₯

  8. Saniya says:

    Loved the pictures which you shared especially that sunflower shot 🌻

    1. The Storyteller says:

      Thank you Saniya! I am working hard to provide relevant and exciting content.
      Your poetic words make a difference! Keep it up!


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