Another Little Drop

I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy. 
~ Paula Cole


Female Cardinal

This little lady came for a visit

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. 
-  Walter Hagen

Increasing Elegance

Prettiness fades after a few years, 
but elegance only increases with age.
~ Anne Gracie


Imagination Leaf

Logic will get you from A to Z; 
imagination will get you everywhere.
― Albert Einstein 

I could look at the veins on a leaf forever.....
they are like little roads leading to unknown destinations.


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I have been a bit scarce in blogland. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with
my father who was hospitalized on Tuesday night.
He is doing much better now and it's possible he will be released tomorrow.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and I hope to be
back to normal blogging in a few days.


Christmas Memories

Memories of Christmas past
favorite ornaments
hanging on the tree 


Be Happy In The Moment

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
 ~ Mother Teresa

Our New River Nature Site is - HERE 



No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
~ Calvin Coolidge


Skipper Takes a Drink

An "up close" look at a Skipper taking a drink.

The happiest people don’t worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it. 
~Andrew Matthews


Get Carried Away

People who never get carried away should be. 
~ Malcolm Forbes

Oh to have the energy and enthusiasm 
of a Tufted Titmouse!  
They are one of the sweetest little birds around!

Bare Trees

When one sees the tree in leaf, one thinks the beauty of the tree is in it's leaves, and then one sees the bare tree.
Sarah Brana Barak


At the Pond

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. 
 - Stanley Horowitz


From Small Beginnings....

From small beginnings come great things.
~Author Unknown

Watercolor Version Available - HERE 


On The Farm

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all. 
~  John Greenleaf Whittier 

An Artsy Version Available - HERE 


Sit a Spell

Take rest; 
a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

As many of you know, I LOVE benches!
I do not see empty benches as lonely. I see them as
Inviting, Peaceful, Restful, Stress-less (is that a word?)
Maybe my all time favorite description for an empty bench is


To See Takes Time

Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven't time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. 
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

I am very intrigued by the unique shapes 
that are seen in nature.
I love all of the curves and curly-qs I see around me.


Whispers of Beauty

 Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall. 
 ~Dr. SunWolf


Many Blessings

I was able to spend several hours visitng my parents today.
They are one of my MANY BLESSINGS!
I am so Thankful that I had (and still have) such wonderful role models!
Happy Friday Everyone!


Happy Thanksgiving

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
~Theodore Roosevelt

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.
~Robert Casper Lintner

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



Let Your Cares Drop Away

The winds will blow their own freshness into you,and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
~John Muir


Taste Her Sweetness

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
~E.B. White
One of my ALL TIME Favorite books as a child was Charlotte's Web,
by EB White.
I remember getting this book as a child and falling in love with it.
It may have been the book that instilled a LOVE of reading in my soul.


Happiness Sneaks In

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. 
 ~John Barrymore


Foggy Fall Farmland

The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!
Mehmet Murat ildan

When the World Sits Just Right

 Every now and then, 
when the world sits just right, 
a gentle breath of heaven 
fills my soul with delight... 
~ Hazelmarie ‘Mattie’ Elliott


Golden Light

Sunshine is my quest. 
 ~Winston Churchill
The sun's rays shine on Winter's Goldenrod


Nature Is Golden

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own;
and from morning to night, as
from the cradle to the grave, 
it is but a succession of changes
so gentle and easy that we can
scarcely mark their progress.
~ Charles Dickens


Fall Colors

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus


A Leaf Reflected

“Some people, in order to discover God, read books. But there is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it. God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. Instead He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?”
— St. Augustine


Uncommon Beauty

Common Buckeye Butterfly 

A close up shot of the wing. I LOVE the colors!



Everything Is A Miracle

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.


View From The Tracks

 Another train will come. Why rush? Why worry? Why go crazy? Another train will come. 
~ Esmeralda Santiago


Aging Gracefully

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Long Legs On A Leaf

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. 
 ~ Katherine Paterson


Daytime Moon

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? 
~ Oscar Wilde


Leaf Lovin'

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
~ Rabindranath Tagore


Whispers of Fall

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he
listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Watching The Sunrise

  If I could live again - 
I will travel light, 
If I could live again - 
I'll try to work bare feet at the beginning of spring till the end of autumn, 
I'll ride more carts, 
I'll watch more sunrises...
 ~ Jorge Luis Borges


Fluttered From The Tree

Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
~Emily Bronte

A Misty Morning

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,  for beauty is God's handwriting.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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