Wednesday

View from the FireTower - Pipestem State Park



"To see the Summer Sky 
Is Poetry, 
though never in a Book it lie – 
True Poems flee –" 
~ Emily Dickinson
View from the Fire Tower at Pipestem State Park
Pipestem, West Virginia 

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Trees and Forest - Pipestem State Park


“...the woods, when they give at all, give unstintedly, and hold nothing back from their true worshippers. We must go to them lovingly, humbly, patiently, watchfully, and we shall learn what poignant loveliness lurks in the wild places and silent intervales, lying under starshine and sunset, what cadences of unearthly music are harped on aged pine boughs or crooned in copses of fir, what delicate savours exhale from mosses and ferns in sunny corners or on damp brooklands, what dreams and myths and legends of an older time haunt them. Then the immortal heart of the woods will beat against ours and its subtle life will steal into our veins and make us its own forever, so that no matter where we go or how widely we wander we shall yet be drawn back to the forest to find our most enduring kinship.” 
 ― L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Print Available - HERE 


Thursday

Wednesday

Lilies in Pink and White


“Be present in all things and 
thankful for all things.” 
― Maya Angelou

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Lavender in Bloom


“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

Print Available - HERE 

Monday

Red-winged Blackbird in Flight Over the Cattails


"Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - 
some good sweet empathic ping and swell. 
This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing 
I know: that the soul exists 
and is built entirely out of attentiveness." 
— Mary Oliver

Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

Baby Robin


“In this world in which we live 
simplicity and kindness 
are the only magic wands 
that work wonders” 
 ― L. Frank Baum


Prints, Cards and More are Available - HERE 

Friday

Singing Song Sparrow


"Not to waste the spring 
I threw down everything, 
 And ran into the open world 
 To sing what I could sing... 
 To dance what I could dance! 
 And join with everyone! 
 I wandered with a reckless heart 
beneath the newborn sun." 
 — Roman Payne


Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

White Campion Wildflowers - A View From the Front

"Who would have thought it possible 
that a tiny little flower 
could preoccupy a person so completely 
that there simply wasn't room 
for any other thought." 
 - Sophie Scholl

This Print Available - HERE 

Wednesday

White Campion Wildflowers


"There is so much beauty in the world, 
but you must allow yourself to see it." 
― Tom Giaquinto

This Print is Available - HERE 

Thursday

Bluebells of Spring


"The Bluebell is the sweetest flower 
That waves in summer air: 
Its blossoms have the mightiest power
 To soothe my spirit's care." 
- Emily Bronte

Print and More are available on my website - HERE 

Wednesday

Robin in the Wildflowers


"Attitude is a little thing 
that makes a big difference." 
~ Winston Churchill

It is always so THRILLING for me when
I capture a bird in the flowers.

Prints and More are Available - HERE 

Male Eastern Towhee - Looking for Love


"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life." 
 ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Magical Wings - Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly


"Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible." 
~ Paulo Coelho

This Print Available - HERE 

Spring Wildflower - Trillium


"What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. "
 - A.J. Balfour

Print and More are Available on my Website: HERE 

Light on the Lilacs


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


Print Available - HERE 

Monday

Iberis - Candytuft


"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits." 
 - William Carlos Williams

This Print Available - HERE 

Eastern Bluebird Takes Flight

As long as there are bluebirds, there will be miracles and a way to find happiness. 
- Shirl Brunnel

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Sanctuary Tree


"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life." 
 - Hermann Hesse

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Cherry Blossoms


Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms at the Virginia Tech Duckpond
Blacksburg, Virginia


“What a strange thing! 
to be alive 
beneath cherry blossoms.” 
 ― Kobayashi Issa

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Lilac Blooms - Spring Beginnings


"The naked earth is warm with Spring, 
And with green grass and bursting trees 
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying, 
And quivers in the sunny breeze." 
- Julian Grenfell

Print Available for Purchase - HERE 

Redbud Blossoms


"How many million Aprils came 
 before I ever knew 
 how white a cherry bough could be, 
 a bed of squills, how blue 
 And many a dancing April 
 when life is done with me, 
 will lift the blue flame of the flower 
 and the white flame of the tree 
 Oh burn me with your beauty then, 
 oh hurt me tree and flower, 
 lest in the end death try to take 
 even this glistening hour..." -
 Sara Teasdale

Print Available - HERE 

Solitary Red Tulip



“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of 
alert cheerfulness and tidy grace.... 
I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, 
only always on the alert to enjoy life 
as much as they can and not be afraid 
of looking the sun or anything else 
above them in the face.” 
 ― Elizabeth von Arnim

Canvas Prints and More Available - HERE 

Wednesday

Blue Ridge Mountain Sunrise


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

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Saturday

Thursday

Tufted Titmouse Surrounded By Spring


"Joy is found in the simple and ordinary things of life: the smile of a newborn baby, the kiss from a sweet new puppy, and the warm sunshine on a spring day." 
~ Marie Cornelio

Prints and More are Available - HERE 

Sunday

Snow on the Pear Blossoms


“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 

Or in this case - the snow falling on the pear blossoms! This was from our snow yesterday. We got about an inch and it was one of those that stuck to the trees well, but not so much to the roads. The best kind!

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Male Cardinal - In The Pink


There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must 
be very quiet to hear it. 
- Minnie Aumonier

Print Available - HERE 

Alcohol Ink Art - Abstract Tree and Galaxy


Painting is a simple exercise 
in tension elimination. 
Joseph E. Criscuoli

Prints and More are available on my Website - HERE

Sunday

Virginia Bluebells - Spring Wildflowers


"The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs." 
~ Wally Lamb

On our Easter Sunday Walk we visited the Whitt-Riverbend Park in Ripplemead, Virginia (near Pearisburg) As we walked along trail that leads you right along the New River I spotted these beautiful Virginia Bluebells. This is the first time in my life I had seen Bluebells in "the wild". Normally I had found them in cultivated gardens. I was thrilled! As you can see they were not in full bloom and I'm not sure if I will be able to get back by the time they are - but they certainly were a JOY to see!

This Bluebell Print is Available - HERE 

Mabry Mill - Along The Blue Ridge Parkway - Black and White


You should sit in meditation 
for twenty minutes a day, 
unless you are too busy — 
then you should sit for an hour. 
~ Author Unknown

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Train Tracks Across The New River


“The only way of catching a train 
I have ever discovered 
is to miss the train before.” 
 ― G.K. Chesterton

Print Available - HERE 

Wednesday

Male Northern Cardinal in the March Snow


"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." 
Henry Van Dyke

From our Spring Snowstorm 03-21-18.

This Cardinal Print is Available - HERE 

Wild Birds of Winter - Female Cardinal in the Snow


"...the poem of the world is uninterrupted, but few are the ears that hear it." 
― Henry David Thoreau

Art Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Mourning Dove Pair

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, 
a tender look which becomes a habit." 
 ~ Peter Ustinov

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Mallard Couple On The Pond


It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. 
~K.T. Jong

Mallard Duck Couple


Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

Spring Bunny


I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. 
- Ruth Stout


This Bunny Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Red-bellied Woodpecker


Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. 
~ William Wordsworth

Print Available - HERE 

Friday

Northern Flicker - Male


"The world always looks brighter 
from behind a smile." 
 ~ Author unknown

Birds always make me smile :)  

This Print is Available - HERE 

Day and Night - An Alcohol Ink Painting


Painting is our way of communicating our thoughts; it may not always be understood by others, but we know what we mean. 
- Marion Boddy-Evans

This is a scan of my Original Alcohol Ink Painting.

Prints Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Alcohol Ink Art - The Four Flowers


Never lose the child-like wonder. 
It's just too important. It's what drives us. 
Randy Pausch

This painting was created with Alcohol Inks and 
was inspired by Blue Chicory Wildflowers.

A Print of this Art is Available - HERE 

Monday

Alcohol Ink Art - Against The Mountains


Painting is a simple exercise 
in tension elimination.  
- Joseph E. Criscuoli

I was recently at one of our Art events where someone was demonstrating the use of
Alcohol Inks.  I found it to be such a soothing medium to work with.


Prints Available - HERE 

Winged Chaos Under the Moon - Alcohol Ink Art


Painting is the act of discovery and you're constantly enlarging your horizon or finding yourself every time you paint. 
~ Romare Bearden

An Alcohol Ink Painting

Prints Available - HERE 

Friday

What are those green things on the forest floor?



These are the first "green things" of late winter/early spring
I find in the forest (along with ferns).  These pop up before
the wildflowers.
I wondered what they were.



I have found out that they are called Fan Clubmoss
also known as Ground Cedar and also known as Bears Paw in Southwest Virginia (where I am)

Wikipedia has some great info on this plant - HERE 

These were seen during my walk along 
Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg, VA on 02-21-18

Trees in The Forest


Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees. 
~ Author Unknown

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Pink Coneflower - Flowers of Summer



“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” 
 ― Ray Bradbury

Prints and More are Available on my Website - HERE 
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