Monday

Kiss The Earth With Your Feet


Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. 
― Thich Nhat Hanh

The above image is a photo made into a watercolor with an iphone app. 

Finding Beauty

If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere. 
 ~ Vincent van Gogh

About the image:  Taken with my iPhone 4 and Olloclip lens

Sunday

The Very Stuff That Discovery Is Made Of


Does anyone see the "partial" heart in the tree bark?
Actually - as I look at this even more - I see TWO partial hearts :) 

What seems mundane and trivial is the very stuff that discovery is made of. The only difference is our perspective, our readiness to put the pieces together in an entirely different way and to see patterns where only shadows appeared just a moment before.
  ~ Edward B. Lindaman

Linking with Weekly Top Shot

Saturday

Holding the Future


Great Grandfather (My Dad) and Great Grandson (My Grandson Conner)


Great Grandmother (My Mom) and Great Grandson Conner

And in today already walks tomorrow. 
 ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We celebrated Christmas 2012 with the entire family on Friday 12-28-12 and I think all would agree that Mom, Dad, and Conner were the best presents that we received!

Friday

Meeting Halfway

When inspiration doesn't come, I go halfway to meet it.  
~ Sigmund Freud

Wednesday

Having Fun!


Tufted Titmouse 


Red-bellied Woodpecker 

Yes, I am one of those people who likes to PLAY with their pictures! 
These were edited with the Mobile Monet app for my iPad.  It is LOTS of fun and has a free version - so you can create, have fun and be frugal at the same time :) 

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. 
~ Maya Angelou

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

Monday

Merry Christmas



Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. 
~ Dale Evans


Winter Wonderland




Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. 
- John Boswell

 
Another Version - HERE 





Saturday

A Winter of Imagination


Blue Jay on a snowy branch 

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. 
 ~Terri Guillemets

Friday

Your Life Is a Reflection

Your life is a reflection… you don't get what you WANT, you get what you ARE. You gotta BE it to SEE it.
~ Steve Maraboli

Linking with Weekend Reflections

Thursday

Enchanted

Let yourself be enchanted in small ways.
~ Guy Kawasaki

White-throated sparrow - sheltered from a snowstorm 

Wednesday

Just Be




Sounding The Alarm

He who sings scares away his woes. 
 ~ Cervantes

I found a cool site with a BUNCH of bird sounds shown.
The Carolina Wren is listed several times (scroll down)
and it shows his song, call, and alarm along with lots of other birds.
It's found - HERE 

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

Tuesday

Who Wants Chocolate?

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
~Charles Schulz




 I was asked to write my thoughts about MERCI European Chocolates and it really was a no-brainer.  Free chocolates to try?  What was there to think about? 

These delicious chocolates have been quite the "after dinner" treat for hubby and me! 
Each evening we would try a different flavor.  My favorite was the Dark Mousse.  Truly Yum-O!  And what a Beautiful AROMA once that package was opened …… just heavenly!

These chocolates would be a perfect Thank You gift - at Christmas or anytime and can be purchased
HERE 

And now it's your turn for an opportunity to try these chocolates!  
All you have to do is leave a comment saying you would like to be entered into the giveaway.  I'll keep it open until 12/27 and post the winner on 12/28. 
FOR A BONUS ENTRY - LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE - HERE - and come back in a separate comment and let me know you've liked it.  If you've already "liked" it in the past - that counts too! But you must leave a separate comment telling me so.


My Meaningful Thank You goes to my wonderful blog friends!  I really can't thank you enough for all of the support you've given me over the years.  
YOU really do make all of it worthwhile!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED 

A Longing of the Soul

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Linking with Nature Notes 
Linking with Our World

Monday

Do You See What I See?

Love is not something you feel. It's something you do.  
~ David Wilkerson

Do you see the heart shape in the snowflakes?  

Sunday

Finding The Way


Sit still my heart, do not raise your dust. Let the world find its way to you.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday

Chickadee Wings

Awe is what moves us forward.
~ Joseph Campbell

Linking with Weekly Top Shot

Compassion

Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. 
Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears.
 Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. 
Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

Friday

We Only Get One Canvas

Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas.
~ E.A. Bucchianeri

Linking with Skywatch Friday

Produce Joy

Do anything, but let it produce joy.
~ Walt Whitman
Such wise words from Walt.  

About the image:  Painted Lady Butterfly taken in August 2012
About the quote:  This is from "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman and is a free kindle download thru Amazon.


Linking with Favorite Photo Friday

Thursday

Instructions for Living

Instructions for living a life. 
 Pay attention. 
 Be astonished. 
 Tell about it.
~ Mary Oliver

Wednesday

Breathe In The World

Take a step, breathe in the world, give it out again in story, poem, song, art.
~ Jane Yolen

Linking with Watery Wednesday II

Tuesday

Visited By a Friend

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ending and Beginning

We cross infinity with every step; 
we meet eternity in every second.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

   Empty nest     
an ending
and
 beginning

Linking with Nature Notes
Linking with Our World

Monday

Fill It With Wonderful Thoughts


Turtles always make me smile :) 


If you fill your mind with wonderful thoughts, there can be no room left for doubt.
~ Silvia Hartmann

Sunday

The Joy of Just Being

In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Bellepoint Park- Hinton, WV

Available at Fine Art America - HERE 

The Space Between The Petals

                                      Sometimes I feel like
                                                    the space between the petals
                                                                          but deep down I know
                                                                                            even those spaces
                                                                                                            have significance 

Saturday

Pelican in the Clouds


Imagination is the seed from which magic blooms...
 ~ Elle Jacklee

Do you see the Pelican?

Friday

Blue Jay in the Snow


Winter came down to our home one night 
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, 
And we, we were children once again. 
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Wednesday

A Conspiracy of Love

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
 ― H.W. Mabie

Tuesday

Lady in the Snow

All Heaven and Earth 
Flowered white obliterate... 
Snow...unceasing snow 
― Hashin

Stray Birds

Carolina Chickadee - Bisset Park - Radford, Virginia  

 At Fine Art America - 
HERE

and an AWESOME FREE E-book
 Called - Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore
It has some of the most beautiful verse I have ever read


The first verse:
Stray birds of summer come to my window and sing and fly away.  And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.

Monday

All Dressed Up

I can't seem to get enough of the frosty leaves.
This reminded me of a Princess :) 

There is no better designer than nature.
~ Alexander McQueen  



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Sunday

With The Eyes of Love

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.  
~ Rabindranath Tagore  

Tufted Titmouse - Bisset Park, Radford, Virginia

 Linking with 

Saturday

Free December 2012 Calendar Download

Happy December!
This Calendar is FREE to download.
If you want a LARGE size - email me at:  kerrik312000 at yahoo dot com and I will send it to you.
(or leave a comment with your email address asking me to send it)
This concludes a whole year of free calendar downloads.  They have been a JOY to make
and I hope you have enjoyed them.



How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
~ Dr. Seuss  
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