Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

I've learned... that just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day. 
- Andy Rooney

I hope you have a Wonderful Day!

This print available - HERE 




Cliffs Along Route 20 - Hinton, West Virginia

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, 
To gain all while you give, 
To roam the roads of lands remote, 
To travel is to live.” 
 ―  Hans Christian Andersen

This is an image of the Cliffs along Route 20
in Summers County, West Virginia
between Hinton and the Lilly Bridge, which crosses the Bluestone Lake.

Print Available - HERE 


Monarch Butterfly

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. 
 ― Willa Cather

I hope you enjoy this Monarch Butterfly that I shot at the Hahn Horticulture Garden.
They are "little miracles" to me :) 


Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. 
 ― Henry James

Available - HERE 


Mabry Mill - Digital Art

“Either a building is part of a place or it is not. Once that kinship is there, 
time will only make it stronger.” 
 ― Willa Cather

Print Available - HERE 


The Church with the Red Roof

“... Why, it would really be being unselfish to go away and be happy for a little, because we would come back so much nicer.” 
 ― Elizabeth von Arnim, AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp  

Another lady to get to know - 
Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden" 
which is available as a free download 
at Project Gutenberg - HERE 

And this lovely Red Roof Church is available - HERE 


Trees In The Valley

I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh. 
 ― Isabella L. Bird

Are you familiar with Isabella Bird?  What a lady!
Wikipedia tells me that:
Isabella Lucy Bird married name Bishop (1831 – 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer  and naturalist.

There is a lot of info about her and her writings on the internet.
Very inspiring lady! What she accomplished after the age of 58 is absolutely amazing!  and in the 1800s no less!  WOW!

This image Available - HERE 


Monarch Butterfly in Joe-Pye Weed

You learn something every day if you pay attention. 
~ Ray LeBlond

Wikipedia tells me this about the Joe-Pye Weed:
 Joe Pye (Jopi in the Native tongue), an Indian healer from New England used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe-Pye weed for these plants.  Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers. Folklore also states that American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks.

A Slightly Different Version - HERE 


Wet Petals

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same fields, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.
 ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Available - HERE 


Quilt Barn

I found some interesting info on Wikipedia about the history
of Quilt Barns:

A quilt trail is a series of painted wood or metal, hung or free standing, quilt squares installed at various locations along a route, emphasizing significant architecture and/or aesthetic landscapes. Currently North America has quilt trails in 43 of the United States as well as in two Canadian provinces. The first official quilt trail was begun in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family's barn in Manchester, Ohio

Available - HERE 


Hens and Chicks

Patterns in nature can be quite breathtaking!

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. 
 ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Available - HERE 



The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.
 — Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Grazing" is available as a Print - HERE 


Indian Creek Covered Bridge

The Indian Creek Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge near US 219, about 4 miles away from Salt Sulphur Springs, in Monroe County, West Virginia, U.S.A.. It is owned by the Monroe County Historical Society, and was originally built in 1898 by Ray and Oscar Weikel. The bridge is 49.25 feet long and 11.5 feet wide. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.  The bridge was restored by Hoke Brothers Construction, Inc. of Union, West Virginia in 2000 at a cost of $334,446. It is open to pedestrians, and said to be one of the most photographed bridges in West Virginia.
(Infro from Wikipedia)

 Available - HERE 
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