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Clouds now and again
give a soul some respite from
Matsuo Basho

You should be able to click on the pic and download it - If for some reason it doesn't work - email me and I will send you the Hi Res Version. I hope you ENJOY!


Leftover from Last Summer

Nature gets into our souls and opens doors to hidden parts of ourselves.
~ Pamela Heyda

Taken 02-28-12 with my iPhone and Olloclip lens.
One of the things I LOVE about the Olloclip macro lens is that it gives you very cool bokeh!
Don't know what bokeh is? Find out more HERE

Filled with Sunshine

Wishing you a Day filled with Sunshine!


An Awakening

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old.
You will just keep growing.
~ Gail Sheehy

About the image: Bubbles in a glass taken with my olloclip macro lens and iPhone


Cardinal with Cold Toes

So when you're cold
From the inside out
And don't know what to do,
Remember love and friendship,
And warmth will come to you.
― Stephen Cosgrove


Mr. Mallard

In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more.
~Author Unknown


Before the Storm

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
The morning before our winter storm of 02/19/12 was sunny and gorgeous. But that afternoon the clouds rolled in. I saw this "saucer" like cloud and just had to pull out my iPhone and snap it! You can see a bit of the sunburst that I caught too. I think this type of cloud is called a Lenticular cloud - which you can read more about - HERE
And if you missed the detailed SNOWFLAKE shots I captured during our Storm - you can see those - HERE and HERE


New Worlds To Discover

He who is contented is rich
~Lao Tzu
An ice cube starting to melt.  Taken  with my iPhone and Olloclip lens. 

Weaving a Friendship

 Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
- John Evelyn


With The Sun Shining on Her

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

Female Cardinal standing in a bit of left over snow/ice 



Snowflake Macro

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
~Edward R. Murrow
Image made 02-19-12. I sat in my car for over an hour trying to capture the snowflakes that fell on my windshield. Taken with my iPhone and Olloclip Macro lens.

A Gull and His Shadow

Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.
I was pleased to have captured the shadow of the gull's head and beak in his open wing. Do you see the shadow? Image made 02-18-12 at Bisset Park, Radford Virginia as the gull landed on the New River.
Shadow Shot Sunday is Hosted - HERE


The Sun Sets

When the evening sky is painted 
Crimson by the setting sun, 
And the birds all cease to twitter, 
Knowing that the day is done, 
It is then we like to ponder 
And, forgetting worldly strife, 
Realize that love and friendship 
Are the greatest things in life.
~ Unknown

Mourning Dove - In the Blink of an Eye

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?


Mockingbird Heading to the Feeder

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.

I put some grapes out in the feeder wreath (on the left). Mr. Mocker looked very sly heading over to grab a few.  


Yellow-rumped Warbler - Outside My Window

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius

Taken thru my living room window - a yellow-rumped warbler.  

Raise Your Wing

Me: "Raise your wing if you want a Peanut"
Nutty: "I want one so bad I'll raise BOTH wings"

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
~Jean Houston


My Heart Belongs to "Nutty"

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.
Wishing you a Wonderful Day!


Yes You Can!

Some encouraging words for those out there that need them!

Butterfly Close-up

Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted.
― David Steindl-Rast



This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.
~ Thomas Dekker


Live The Life You've Imagined

Another iPhone pic! (I added the text of course) This was a chance shot ... I looked up.... saw the plane that looked like it was "flying to the moon" and thought - that would make a great  shot!  


Reflections in a Droplet

If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.
― Jim Henson

Do you find that you put limitations on yourself? I struggle with that on a daily basis - so when I saw this quote it really spoke to me!

About the image: Taken with my iPhone and Olloclip Macro lens  


Birds Make Me Laugh - Fun Shot Bloopers

Doesn't it look like he is "walking" on the water

Actually "running" may be more appropriate.
These were taken from the river bank through the branches of the trees looking out onto the New River at Bisset Park. I thought it was funny that I captured one goose running away from the other one. Unfortunately all I captured was the open mouth of the goose that was doing the chasing - but I think you get the idea :)

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
~Yiddish Proverb



Geese in Morning Flight

Taken with my iPhone 01-08-12 - Morning Flight

Same Image - cropped a bit differently and enhanced with iPhone app - Snapseed (I think)

Dreams are like may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.
~ Unknown

Great SKY shots found at Skywatch Friday - HERE


Brown Creeper - Birding at Bisset Park

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey

Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia is a GREAT place to see birds. It is part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. I saw several Brown Creepers during one of my outings there. They are so fast - and blend in with the trees so well. Bisset Park is also where I saw my spark bird - A Yellow-throated warbler.


Every Day Is Important!

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
~Alexander Woollcott

About the Image: One of my favorite images from an outing  at Bisset Park in Radford, VA. I wish I had been able to capture the entire shadow but I'll take what I can get :)

About the Quote: That is one sentence that I completely agree with! Every day is important .... every MOMENT is important! Cherish your moments!
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