Wednesday

Poinsettia Leaf Macro


"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives." 
 ~ Josephine Hart

The Fog Rolls In


Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. 
~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

The Bluestone Gorge at
Pipestem State Park in Pipestem, West Virginia

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Friday

On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove


On the wings of a snow-white dove. 
He sends His pure sweet love. 
A sign from above. 
On the wings of a dove.
- Bob Ferguson

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This was a country gospel song that my mom used to sing to me when I was a little girl.  In my research
I've found that a lot of artists have recorded this song, but I believe I am correct with it being written by Bob Ferguson.
Do you remember this old song?

Tuesday

Botanic Garden in Washington DC


This holiday display was at the 
US Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC
during my visit there in December 2015.
If you ever get an opportunity to visit, I would highly recommend it!

Wednesday

Happy Thanksgiving


"O Lord that lends me life, 
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness." 
~ William Shakespeare


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Tuesday

Cedar Waxwing in Autumn Leaves

"Give me the end of the year an' its fun 
 When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done; 
 Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, 
 Let me sit down with the ones I love best, 
 Hear the old voices still ringin' with song, 
 See the old faces unblemished by wrong, 
 See the old table with all of its chairs 
 An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers." 
Edgar A. Guest, Thanksgiving

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Every Season Has Its Joys


Every season has its joys, 
Every day its touch of mirth. 
Edgar A. Guest


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Monday

Autumn Scenery


"On such a day each road is planned 
To lead to some enchanted land; 
Each turning meets expectancy. 
The signs I read on every hand. I
 know by autumn's wizardry 
On such a day the world can be 
Only a great glad dream for me-- 
Only a great glad dream for me!" 
- Eleanor Myers Jewett, An Autumn Day


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Autumn in Radford Virginia


Days are stringed instruments and every one strikes a different note. 
~ Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander

Thursday

Bath Time For Birdie

Song Sparrow

Every season hath its pleasures: 
Spring may boast her flowery prime, 
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures 
Brighten Autumn's soberer time. 
So life's year begins and closes; 
Days, though shortening, still can shine; 
What, though youth gave loves and roses, 
Age still leaves us friends and wine.
 ~Thomas Moore

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Wednesday

Inside The Burning Bush

White-throated Sparrow in the "Burning Bush"

"In the garden of my life 
I'm done with anger, done with strife. 
 I cultivate my own few joys
 far from this culture's buzzing noise. 

 Colonnade and marketplace, 
fame's small change and money's race, 
academe's cold haughty tower -- 
have no meaning, hold no power. 

 Letting go of shoulds and oughts, 
I concentrate on greener thoughts 
and find as I fulfill my soul 
that things spin calmly in control, 

that though events conspire still, 
they tend to bend towards my will. 
No greater cause achieves the measure 
than that of my own reasoned pleasure." 
- Peter Saint-Andre, In the Garden

Tuesday

Autumn Robin


The bright summer had passed away, and gorgeous autumn was flinging its rainbow-tints of beauty on hill and dale. 
~ Cornelia L. Tuthill

(Digital Painting version)

Mark how the forest now hath doffed its green, 
And Nature dons her cloak of many hues; 
Now reigns the holy beauty of Decay! 
How calmly sleeps the lake: the coloured woods 
Reflected on its face in thousand tints... 
Like rainbows wreck'd, all the gay woods do sing..
~ James Rigg


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Sunday

Mourning Dove


“I hold it true that thoughts are things 
Endowed with bodies, breath, and wings, 
And that we send them forth to fill 
The world with good results - or ill. 

 That which we call our secret thought 
Speeds to the earth's remotest spot, 
And leaves its blessings or its woes 
Like tracks behind it as it goes. 

 It is God's law. Remember it 
In your still chamber as you sit 
With thoughts you would not dare have known, 
And yet made comrades when alone. 

 These thoughts have life; and they will fly 
And leave their impress by-and-by, 
Like some marsh breeze, whose poisoned breath 
Breathes into homes its fevered breath. 

 And after you have quite forgot 
Or all outgrown some vanished thought, 
Back to your mind to make its home, 
A dove or raven, it will come. 

 Then let your secret thoughts be fair; 
They have a vital part and share 
In shaping worlds and moulding fate -- 
God's system is so intricate.” 
 ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Friday

Robin Watching


“The lure of the distant and the difficult 
is deceptive. 
The great opportunity is where you are.” 
 ― John Burroughs

Thursday

Burning Brightly



Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, 
a torch flung to the trees. 
~ Faith Baldwin

Tuesday

Eastern Towhee Male


“Love much. 
Earth has enough of bitter in it.” 
 ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Wednesday

The Measure of Leaves


"Leaves drift softly earthward toward the grass
 Spring and summer blend from green to gold ...
Corby Magnuson, The Measure of Leaves



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Tuesday

Foggy Morning Along The Road


There are no shortcuts 
to any place worth going. 
~ Beverly Sills

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Monday

Autumn Squirrel


"The average squirrel cogitation 
goes something like this: 
I wonder what there is to eat.” 
 ― Kate DiCamillo

I'm quite a bit like the squirrel as I'm always wondering the same thing :) 


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Tuesday

A Farewell


This was a picture of Mom and Dad that was 
taken soon after they married - 69 years ago.
On Monday, September 12 my mother 
traveled to her eternal home.
 I take comfort in knowing that I will see her again.

My home is in heaven.  
I'm just traveling through this world.
- Billy Graham

Wednesday

Hummingbird Moth In Flight


Make time for quiet moments,
 as God whispers and the world is loud. 
~ Author Unknown

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Tuesday

Great Blue Heron Visitor


The world is full of Poetry—the air 
Is living with its spirit; and the waves 
Dance to the music of its melodies, 
And sparkle in its brightness. 
Earth is veiled, 
And mantled with its beauty; and the walls, 
That close the universe, with crystal, in, 
Are eloquent with voices, that proclaim 
The unseen glories of immensity... 
~ James G. Percival


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Monday

Leaf in the Wildflowers


"Happily we bask in this warm September sun, Which illuminates all creatures..." 
 - Henry David Thoreau

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Friday

Ocean Palms


A vacation is having nothing to do 
and all day to do it in. 
~ Robert Orben

Taken during our trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia this past July.

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Wednesday

They Just Fell Like That


Alas! there is no instinct like the heart... 
~ Lord Byron

As I was walking I saw these leaves on the ground ....
and it reminded me of a heart. 

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Monday

Out For A Walk


"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." 
~ Raymond Inmon

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Thursday

Young Robin


Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings. 
 ~ Oprah Winfrey

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Wednesday

The Sunny Side of Life


Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. 
 ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

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Tuesday

Wildflower Jumble


Each moment of the year has its own beauty... 
a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wednesday

Monarch Magnificence


To lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
 ― John Lubbock

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Tuesday

Relax and Sit a Spell


“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 
"This is what it is to be happy.” 
 ― Sylvia Plath,

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Monday

Hummingbird Perched on a Petal


“It is only when we are aware of the earth 
and of the earth as poetry 
that we truly live.” 
 ― Henry Beston

If you look closely you can see the sweet hummingbird gently 
grasping the zinnia petal.

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Tuesday

Driftwood Beach Sunrise


There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. 
Don't miss so many of them. 
― Jo Walton


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Thursday

Along Driftwood Beach - Jekyll Island Georgia


“It is not everyday that the world 
arranges itself into a poem.” 
 ― Wallace Stevens

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Wednesday

Painted Bunting - My First!


“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” 
 ― Ansel Adams


I can't tell you how excited I was to not only see a painted bunting for the first time, but to actually photograph it.  This was taken during our latest photography journey through Georgia and Florida.  Jim actually saw it first and described it as a bird with yellow and red on it (he saw it as it was flying away).  I was hoping it was a painted bunting as that was one of the birds on my list to try to find.  And a few minutes later I captured this!
One of the many highlights of our trip!

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Tuesday

Roseate Spoonbill


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. 
~ Rachel Carson

A New LIFE BIRD for me - seen during our travels
through Georgia. 

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Sunday

Running Man


They who dream by day 
are cognizant of many things 
which escape those who dream only by night. 
~ Edgar Allan Poe

This was taken at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
I call this one "Running Man" 
Do you see it?

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Thursday

Sunrise on Jekyll Island


“Yesterday is gone. 
Tomorrow has not yet come. 
We have only today. 
Let us begin.” 
 ― Mother Teresa

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Monday

Summer Reflections on the New River


I question not if thrushes sing, 
If roses load the air; 
Beyond my heart I need not reach 
When all is summer there. 
~ John Vance Cheney

Wednesday

Tuesday

Ocean Isle Sunrise


“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. 
Don't miss so many of them.” 
 ― Jo Walton

 Ocean Isle, North Carolina

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Wednesday

Hello June!


What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. 
~ Gertrude Jekyll

Tuesday

Pearisburg Virginia Views


All mountain landscapes hold stories: 
the ones we read, the ones we dream, 
and the ones we create. 
George Michael Sinclair Kennedy

 View from Pearisburg, Virginia looking East along Route 460.

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Monday

A Free Spirit


I like to be a free spirit. 
 Some don't like that, 
 but that's the way I am.
 ― Diana Princess of Wales

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Thursday

Rain on the Rhododendron


Life is water dancing to the tune of solids. 
 -  Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Hummingbird in Flight - Art In The Garden


There is no one definitive creative path. 
There are many ways to be creative.... 
- Theresa Bayer

Hummingbird in Flight

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Monday

Tufted Titmouse in Spring Green

The world's favorite season is the spring. 
 All things seem possible in May.
- Edwin Way Teale

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Friday

Carolina Chickadee in Spring Green


"The spring is fresh and fearless 
And every leaf is new, 
The world is brimmed with moonlight, 
The lilac brimmed with dew. 

 Here in the moving shadows 
I catch my breath and sing -- 
My heart is fresh and fearless 
And over-brimmed with spring."

 - Sara Teasdale

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