Everything holds its breath except spring. She bursts through as strong as ever.
~ B.M. Bower
One of my fondest childhood memories is going "flower hunting" with my sister. I have LOTS of wildflowers in my archives but most of them are unidentified. I hope to remedy that with your help. I'm going to start posting my wildflower shots in hopes that we can identify these together. This flower blooms in April (this taken April 14) Dame's Rocket (I think)
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
~ Wayne W. Dyer
Has this ever happened to you? You are snapping away and suddenly your subject looks your way like he KNOWS you're doing something behind that glass door (yes it's distorted a bit because I took it thru the sliding glass door)
I thought it was quite a "questioning" pose for this Robin.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
~ Mary Oliver
Yes, I've been going thru my archives again - and I found this little guy from August 2008. This was taken at Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia - a GREAT place for birds! I had not identified him at that time - but I do believe he is a Black and White Warbler.
If I am wrong - please comment and correct me.
More Info on the Black and White Warbler is found- HERE
Experts are simply master mistake-makers. They simply weren't discouraged by their countless initial mistakes.
~ Brandon A. Trean
Almost.....I almost got the ENTIRE bird - in this case - a Tufted Titmouse. But, it was not meant to be. I have often thought I would post my bird "bloopers" - shots I've taken hoping to get these amazing creatures in flight - that usually come out with just half the bird showing. This time I managed to at least get his head in the shot.
Give pleasure. Lose no chance in giving pleasure. For that is the ceaseless and anonymous triumph of a truly loving spirit.
I've recently "found" Henry Drummond. In his book "Beautiful Thoughts" he shares beautiful and uplifting words like the ones above. This book is a FREE download from Amazon (you can click on the link above to go directly to it). If you don't have a kindle - you can download the free kindle app for your computer. The main theme is that LOVE is the Greatest Thing in the World. Henry was a Christian Evangelist - but whatever your faith - If you are in need of a little "uplifting" this book is for you.
There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
-- Dr. Who
I have a tendency to Humanize my bird friends . Doesn't this
little Carolina Wren look like he's trying to catch snowflakes in his beak .....
like we use to do when we were kids..... like some of us still do :)
Some memories are presents that I'm unable to unwrap over and over.
~ Brian James
When I posted this quote - I misread it - I was thinking that it said "presents that I'm ABLE to unwrap over and over - which is the way I feel about my images. Always a present to unwrap when looking into the archives.
This was taken in October 2007 - and I "think" I've figured out that it is a Variegated Fritillary. I don't remember seeing this butterfly again since that time.
Slowly but surely I'm getting the images downloaded into an online archive ..... it's a LONG process but I'm feeling so much better knowing they are being stored in mutliple places now.
But I always say, one's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party
~ Andy Warhol
I've been spending time lately on getting my images backed up online. As I've been doing this I've been reminiscing. As I look thru the old files it's like seeing old friends :) This was taken in 2008 which seemed like a GREAT year for seeing the Fritillary butterflies. (not sure which one this is but I know it's a Frit - maybe Great Spangled)