Monday

The Dolphins Swam Right Past Me


As I was looking out at the beautiful ocean .....the dolphins swam right past me.
I'm not great with video  - but here is a little glimpse of what I saw

And if the video link doesn't work - you can watch it - HERE 

Wednesday

Forget-me-not


Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.
― Rumi

More info on this lovely flower and the folklore behind its name is found:

Tuesday

Monarch Caterpillar Found!



Where the determination is, 
the way can be found. 
 George S. Clason

I set out on Sunday Morning in search of a Monarch Caterpillar.  My earliest sightings of these beauties had been in mid June so I thought that it might be possible to find one.  
And I Did - Found June 22, 2014

Sunday

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly


....The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion; .... open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.
 ― Orhan Pamuk

Saturday

Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker in Flight

Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
 And sings the tune without the words, 
 and never stops at all.
 - Emily Dickinson

Check out the "artsy" version of this - HERE 

Thursday

Wednesday

After the Rose has Bloomed

 Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum. 
 ― Ansel Adams

Tuesday

Song Sparrow Sings

f everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they'd be.
 ― Lauren Myracle

Monday

Looks Like Fun!


In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. 
 ― Gordon B. Hinckley

I have a HUGE fascination with flight!  I was able to capture this Red Milkweed Beetle during his flight :) 
These little beetles always look so happy!  Their markings make them look like they have a smile on all the time :)


Friday

Baby Robin Is Hungry


There are really places in your heart that you don't know exist until you love a child.
 - Anne Lamott

I love capturing bird behavior and was thrilled to get this little one begging mom/dad for some food.  

Available - HERE 

 




baby robin art for sale

Thursday

Rain Drops Keep Falling

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. 
~ Ashley Smith

Tuesday

Columbine


 All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Print Available - HERE 

FaceBook Page - HERE 

 

Monday

Lean On Me


Lean on me 
when you're not strong 
And I'll be your friend, 
I'll help you carry on 
For it won't be long 
Til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on
- Bill Withers

When I saw these flowers "leaning" on each other - that verse was the first thing that popped into my mind. 

Available - HERE 


Sunday

Wildflower Wonderland

 I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, 
my reality is just different from yours.
 ― Lewis Carroll

Friday

Wildflower Duet


I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long.   If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.
 ― A.A. Milne

This image Available - HERE 



Wednesday

Catbird in the Wildflowers


With beauty before me I walk 
With beauty behind me I walk 
With beauty above me and about me,  I walk, 
It is finished in beauty 
It is finished in beauty. 
 - Navaho Night Chant

Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Meadowlark Flyaway


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
 ― Maya Angelou

Print Available - 
Here

Monday

White Checkered Skipper


Seen at Kentland Farms - Blacksburg, Virginia

A new skipper for me - 
I think it is a White-checkered Skipper. 

We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn. 
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Sunday

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