Friday

Mockingbird Pair


Kindness wields a sword of light against the darkness.
 ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Thursday

With Love



What is done in love, is done well.
 ― Vincent van Gogh

I sure to LOVE these little guys!  Can't wait to see some this spring/summer! 

Tuesday

Song Sparrow Sweetness


In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence. 
- Robert Lynd

Sweet little birds that are abundant in my area - and they sing such a pretty song.
A link to the music he makes is - HERE 

Monday

Kind Words


Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used. 
~ Blaise Pascal

Sunday

Painted Lady Butterfly


Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Prints/Posters/Cards and much more Available - 
HERE 

Saturday

Mandarin Duck Reflection


Nature paints the best part of a picture, carves the best parts of the statue, builds the best part of the house, and speaks the best part of the oration.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Available - HERE

Friday

Travel Light

This is today! What will tomorrow bring? Life arrives and departs on its own schedule, not ours; it's time to travel light, and be ready to go wherever it takes us.
 ― Meg Wolfe


Thursday

A Wing Thing

I really have a "thing" for wings!

If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. 
- Charles Lindbergh     

Wednesday

Egret at Blackwater NWR


Taken during a visit to 

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
 ― Wallace Stevens

Prints Available: HERE 

Tuesday

Every Single Time ......


Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise. 
 ― Steve Maraboli

Monday

Anxiously Awaiting



Hummingbird Moth  

I am awaiting 
perpetually and forever 
a renaissance of wonder.
 — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Available for purchase - HERE 

Sunday

Beauty and Wonder



The world we live in is a fairyland of exquisite beauty, our very existence is a miracle in itself, and yet few of us enjoy as we might, and none as yet appreciate fully, the beauties and wonders which surround us. 
- John Lubbock

Saturday

Feeder Fight


It wasn't a fight really - just a little disagreement.
Four White-crowned Sparrows at the feeder.

The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love. 
Thomas Carlyle

 


Friday

Snow Birds Galore



Song Sparrow

         White-throated Sparrow                              Male Northern Cardinal         Carolina Wren

Mourning Dove


Snow was falling, so much like stars 
filling the dark trees 
that one could easily imagine
 its reason for being 
was nothing more than prettiness.
 ― Mary Oliver


Wednesday

Snowy Days

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker in the snow

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. 
 - Edith Wharton

To me....the BEST thing about snow - is trying to photograph the birds in it!




Tuesday

The Preaching of Pine Trees


Few are altogether deaf 
to the preaching of pine trees. 
Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.
~ John Muir

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tree art

Monday

Tree Hugging



A hug is worth a thousand words. 
 ~ Author Unknown

Available for Purchase - HERE 

During our visit to Claytor Lake State Park I saw these trees....and thought they looked like they were hugging each other....do you see it?



Sunday

Out for a Walk


Hiking Trail - Claytor Lake State Park

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. 
 ~ Paul Dudley White

 Nature truly is the best medicine!!

Saturday

Indigo Bunting Blues



Jumping for joy is good exercise. 
 ~ Unknown

Male Indigo Bunting seen during a summer walk. 

Thursday

American Goldfinch Friends


Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. 
 ~ Unknown


Two guys and a girl..... that is - two male goldfinch and a female - hanging out on the finch sock.  They have their "summer colors" on - as this was taken in May.
I LOVE to catch the birds hanging out together :) 




goldfinch art



friends framed prints, friends framed art, and friends prints for sale

Wednesday

Red-Winged Blackbird


But youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
 - Oscar Wilde

Male Red-winged Blackbird.  Perhaps a youngster?
Quite a different look than the female - which you can see 

Tuesday

Otter Snuggles


During a visit to the 
Western North Carolina Nature Center  


One of the highlights was seeing the River Otters.
They always make me smile :) 

If you don't start out the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow. 
~  Unknown

Sunday

Soothing


The very winds whispered in soothing accents, 
and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. 
~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The above shot was 
inspired by my friend Daryl at: Through My Eyes
specifically this post: HERE 

I found a tiny waterfall (flowing under ice) that I made a video of






inspirational posters

Saturday

Standing on the Lichen

White-crowned sparrow on lichen covered branch 

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. 
Nothing is that important. 
– Natalie Goldberg

and stress sometimes keeps you from doing what IS important!
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