Tuesday

Sweet Magnolia


“It’s up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now—and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we’ll be happy.” 
 ― Joanna Gaines

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Dew Drops on a Violet


"Come, gentle Spring! 
 Ethereal Mildness! Come." 
-  James Thomson

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Monday

You Go First


“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” 
 ― William Faulkner

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Sunday

Towhee in the Tree

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. 
 ~ Walt Whitman

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Tree Swallow Portrait



"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." 
~ Robert Fulghum

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Friday

Red-Winged Blackbird


"No winter lasts forever; 
no spring skips its turn." 
 ~ Hal Borland

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Sunday

Tufted Titmouse In Flight


The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. 
~ Author Unknown

I FINALLY captured a bird in flight - the entire bird 
(usually I end up cutting something off)
and in focus!
Taken 03-18-17 on my walk along Deerfield Trail.

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Saturday

Bird Art - Grackle In The Snow

The world needs dreamers 
and the world needs doers. 
But above all, 
the world needs dreamers who do. 
Sarah Ban Breathnach

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This Grackle was enjoying a mid March snow that we had as part of the larger snowstorm - 
 Winter Storm Stella - that hit part of the MidAtlantic and Northeast. 
My artistic rendering of my original image captured 03-14-17.

Thursday

Nest Building Mourning Dove


"Gentle Spring's around the corner, 
Waiting just to show her face 
And to bring us flowers and sunshine; 
Winter's almost run his race! 
Be not, then, my friends, discouraged 
That there's cold and ice and sleet; 
For Springtime soon will be with us, 
And the flowers we will greet: 
Daffodils, so bright and yellow, 
Hyacinths of varied hues, 
As they nod their heads, in gladness, 
Telling us they bring good news..." 
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

Mourning Dove gathering twigs for the nest 

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Pink Hyacinth Buds



"Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers in the flowers today; 
And give us not to think so far away 
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here 
All simply in the springing of the year. 

 Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, 
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; 
And make us happy in the happy bees, 
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees." 
- Robert Frost

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Tuesday

House Finch in the Snow


“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.” 
 ― John Burroughs  

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Monday

Curly Tailed Mallard


Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. 
 ~ Author Unknown     

Spring Tulip


I've banished Winter, 
saith the Spring, 
 Awake! arise, ye flowers! 
 Brisk breezes blow, 
 Bright sunshine glow, 
 And rouse the young Year's powers. 
 ~ Henry James Slack

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