Moving On Up

Every mountain top is within reach 
if you just keep climbing.
- Barry Finlay

Mr. Squirrel climbs up a tree in the autumn forest.  
I LOVE to see these guys in their natural habitat....they are so entertaining as they climb and jump from tree to tree.   


I Am Never Done With Looking

There are things you can’t reach. But 
You can reach out to them, and all day long. 
 The wind, the bird flying away. 
The idea of God. 
 And it can keep you busy as anything else, 
and happier.
 I look; morning to night I am never done with looking. 
 Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around 
As though with your arms open.
~ Mary Oliver


Awaiting Transformation

Every single thing changes and is changing always in this world. Yet with the same light the moon goes on shining. 
 ~ Saigyo


Falling in Love

When I catch a glimpse
of their colors, of their shape,
I fall in love again
with each and every one:


Sacred Idleness

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.  
~ George MacDonald

I truly believe this quote!  
Life always seems to be so hurried.
Quiet Time, Time with Nature, Time with our Creator, Time with those sweet birds I love so much - 
That Time is Sacred.

Artistic Version Available - HERE 


New Discoveries

To find is the thing. 
 - Pablo Picasso

Sharing with you some of my new discoveries
Did you know there is a Free Poetry App?
 Info found HERE 
I've been exploring it and LOVE it!!

I've also discovered a new (to me) author - Kay Mitchell
I just finished her book - A Lively Form of Death
I love UK police procedurals and can't wait to start the 2nd one!
You can read more about the book by clicking the link below

Sharing with Tuesday Muse 
The image above "textured" with the Distressed Fx iPhone app


Life Is Good

Life is good, 
even though we forget it sometimes. 
 — Abraham M. Alghanem

Heart shaped leaf found on my morning walk. 
I took this with my iPhone
I just LOVE finding Hearts in Nature!


Plant Kindness - Gather Love

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, 
and he who plants kindness gathers love. 
~ St. Basil


Happiness Is A Gift

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
 ― Charles Dickens


The Turning Of A Leaf

...I see 
 the turning of a leaf 
 dancing in an autumn sun, 
 and brilliant shades of crimson 
 glowing when a day is done... 
 ~ Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott


A Serene Encounter With Reality

In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.
 ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Male Cardinal - keeps his eye on me as I keep my eye on him 


Bird of Prey

She decided to free herself, 
dance into the wind, 
create a new language. 
And birds fluttered around her, 
writing “yes” in the sky.”
 ~ Monique Duval

Updated:  Hilary and Allen tell me that this is a Cooper's Hawk!


Osprey Success

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. 
 ~Author Unknown

I was VERY VERY VERY far away when I took this - so it is cropped a LOT!
I didn't even realize the Osprey had the fish until I downloaded the pic.  The original shot was downright awful - but with a little editing and texturizing - this is what I got :)


Monarch Butterfly - Enduring Wings

There were different kinds of strength. I knew that now. It didn't always come from a knife or a willingness to fight. Sometimes it came from endurance, where the well ran deep and quiet. Sometimes it came from compassion and forgiveness.
 ~ Ann Aguirre

More of my Butterflies - HERE 


A Beautiful Day

 Kentland Farms, Blacksburg, Virginia
(taken with my iPhone 4)

It was a BEAUTIFUL Day to Launch Rockets!

This video was made with my iPhone 4 as well.

Blue Moo Too Rocket - Launched 09-14-13 
Kentland Farms, Blacksburg, Virginia 
Rocket Info: 39" long, 2.6" dia, 1.4 lbs launch weight, 
G42 Motor
Est altitude - 1700 ft. 
Recovered by parachute in light wind approx 1/4 mile away 


A Maybe - Reaching for the Stars

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. 
Milton Berle

You may have to read this quote a couple of times to "get" it.....and I'm not sure if he was trying to by funny or not ....but those words really hit home for me!

Print Available - HERE 

unique art greeting cards


Touched by Wonder and Awe

Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery 
and touches our sense of wonder and awe.
Carl Sagan 


Great Blue Heron Takes Off

Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn't happen right away.
 ― Haruki Murakami

Izaak Walton Park - Christiansburg, Virginia



I think that if you were somehow able to measure the weight of human kindness, it would have weighed more on 9/11 than it ever had. On 9/11, all the hatred and murder could not compare with the weight of love, of bravery, of caring. I have to believe that.
 ~ David Levithan


Treasure Found Beneath the Leaf

We must look for a long time before we can see.
 ― Henry David Thoreau


A Happy Life

Remember this: 
very little is needed to make a happy life.
~ Marcus Aurelius

Butterflies make me happy :)

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Reaching for the Sky

One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. ...... the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind. 
 — Osho

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Praying Mantis in the Sedum

Praying Mantis - at Home in the Sedum 

Find ecstasy in life; 
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
 - Emily Dickinson

 Prints and More Available - HERE 


Mockingbird Blessings

Sometimes I need 
only to stand 
wherever I am 
 to be blessed.
 — Mary Oliver

Print Available - HERE 


Stop and Enjoy

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. 
 ~William Feather


Follow Your Dreams

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. 
So do it.
― Kurt Vonnegut

Kreations by Kerri Gift Shop - HERE 


Look Deeper

Have another look at your problems: the deeper you look, the smaller they will appear. Go on looking at them and by and by they will start disappearing. Go on gazing and suddenly you will find there is emptiness — a beautiful emptiness surrounds you. Nothing to do, nothing to be, because you are already that. 
 — Osho

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