Friday

Summer Pathway

Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Wednesday

Joy For Weary Hours


Yes, in the poor man's garden grow 
Far more than herbs and flowers— 
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, 
And joy for weary hours.
~ Mary Howitt 

Sunday

Wildflowers


 Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.
~  Rumi

Saturday

Thirsty Three and a Bonus

Three critters sharing thistle.

I found this little guy...and I do mean little.
He was the size of my thumbnail.
I LOVE finding the "amazingness" in nature :) 

Friday

The Journey is Revealing

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.
~  Billy Joel

Wednesday

Morning Dew


 The world of dew 
 is the world of dew. 
And yet, and yet--
~ Kobayashi Issa

Tuesday

Welcome Every Morning With A Smile



 Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.
~Og Mandino

Sunday

Heaven in a Wildflower

Looking down inside a Blue Chicory Wildflower

A closer look :)

To see the world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.

-  William Blake 


More info on this wildflower found - HERE


 

The Spreading of a Wing


 My turn shall also come: 
I sense the spreading of a wing.
~ Osip Mandelstam

Saturday

The Time To Be Happy Is Now

The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Ingersoll

Friday

Almost Heaven

Clouds over Bluestone Lake in West Virginia. 
When they say "Almost Heaven West Virginia".... they have got it right!  It is a little piece of Heaven.

Thursday

Let Kindness Flow Like a River

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can.
In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.
John Wesley

The New River - Bisset Park
Radford, Virginia 

Wednesday

Summer Blues

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday

Don't Miss It

Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn. 
It will never be just like this again. 
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunday

Thirsty Bee


~
A firm grasp on the petal
thirty bee will drink
carrying
the sweetness of nature
when he departs
~

Saturday

Little Bend Tunnel - Talcott, West Virginia

 As a youngster I walked along these tracks and sometimes
would sneak into that dark tunnel.
Of course I would make sure there were no trains coming.
Looking back on that, it was probably a very stupid thing to do!
This is the tunnel in Talcott West Virginia, near where I grew up.
It is the sister to the tunnel (which is beside this one)
that John Henry worked on. Do you know the legend of John Henry?
He really isn't a legend where I grew up...we think he was real and that
he really DID beat that steam drill.
See More about John Henry - HERE

Thursday

Skywatch Friday - Clouds

We had some storms blow through today...and the left some blue
sky and some really puffy clouds.
These look like they are rising out of the ground.
To Join in the fun of Skywatch Friday
visit the Skywatch blog
Happy Friday Everyone!

CHOO CHOO

~
Sounds through the air
bring comfort
heart vibrations 
~ Quite the departure from pics I normally post :)
I like trains. I grew up in an area of trains...not within "seeing"
distance...but within hearing distance.
The train whistle and the chug going down the tracks
was ALWAYS a comforting sound.
I still LOVE to hear it!



Wednesday

Monarch Butterfly - Wings Wide Open

 Every artist dips his brush into his soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. 
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Monday

Realize Your Potential

~ Realize Your Potential ~

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
 — Anne Frank

Sunday

Camera Critters

Sometimes, my pictures just don't come out clear or crisp enough.
When that happens, I play around with them to see what
I can come up with.
This is a male hummingbird at the feeder.
This is my very first Belted Kingfisher.
I was too far away for the shot to come out very clear...but
I was able to salvage it a bit by enhancing it with some
filters in Photo Shop Elements 5.

For More Camera Critters Visit
or to join in on the fun,
visit Misty at: http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/

Saturday

Simplicity in the Grasses


 Photography is my creative outlet... and I try to find a quote or poem that goes
along with what I'm feeling about the shot.


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

~
even the grasses
they make the most
of what they have
we can learn a lot
from nature 
~  

Blogger Problems

I'm not sure if anyone else is having problems....but i keep getting an error that says:
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And then it says operation aborted.
I do see that blogger has a note about some sites being labeled spam incorrectly.
I don't know if that is the problem with mine or not.
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