Summer Pathway

Adopt the pace of nature: 
Her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

More Pathways - HERE


Joy For Weary Hours

Yes, in the poor man's garden grow 
Far more than herbs and flowers— 
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, 
And joy for weary hours.
~ Mary Howitt 

More of my Butterflies - HERE 



 Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.
~  Rumi


Thirsty Three and a Bonus

Three critters sharing thistle.

I found this little guy...and I do mean little.
He was the size of my thumbnail.
I LOVE finding the "amazingness" in nature :) 


The Journey is Revealing

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.
~  Billy Joel


Morning Dew

The world of dew 
 is the world of dew. 
And yet, and yet--
~ Kobayashi Issa

More of my "droplets" - HERE


Welcome Every Morning With A Smile

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.
~Og Mandino

More of my Sunrise images - HERE 


Heaven in a Wildflower

Looking down inside a Blue Chicory Wildflower

A closer look :)

To see the world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.

-  William Blake 

More info on this wildflower found - HERE

More Wildflowers - HERE 

The Spreading of a Wing

 My turn shall also come: 
I sense the spreading of a wing.
~ Osip Mandelstam

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The Time To Be Happy Is Now

The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Ingersoll


Almost Heaven

Clouds over Bluestone Lake in West Virginia. 
When they say "Almost Heaven West Virginia".... they have got it right!  It is a little piece of Heaven.

Print Available - HERE 


Let Kindness Flow Like a River

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can. 
- John Wesley 

 The New River - Bisset Park Radford, Virginia


Summer Blues

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Don't Miss It

Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn. 
It will never be just like this again. 
~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Thirsty Bee

A firm grasp on the petal
thirsty bee will drink
the sweetness of nature
when he departs


Tunnel at Talcott, West Virginia

 As a youngster I walked along these tracks and sometimes
would sneak into that dark tunnel.
Of course I would make sure there were no trains coming.
Looking back on that, it was probably a very stupid thing to do!
This is the tunnel in Talcott West Virginia, near where I grew up.
It is the sister to the tunnel (which is beside this one)
that John Henry worked on. Do you know the legend of John Henry?
He really isn't a legend where I grew up...we think he was real and that
he really DID beat that steam drill.
See More about John Henry - HERE


Skywatch Friday - Clouds

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed... It feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons. 
 ~ Richard Bach

More of my Cloud images - HERE 


Sounds through the air
bring comfort
heart vibrations 

~ Quite the departure from pics I normally post :)
I like trains. I grew up in an area of trains...not within "seeing"
distance...but within hearing distance.
The train whistle and the chug going down the tracks
was ALWAYS a comforting sound.
I still LOVE to hear it!

More of my Black and White images - HERE 


Monarch Butterfly - Wings Wide Open

Every artist dips his brush into his soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. 
~ Henry Ward Beecher


Realize Your Potential

~ Realize Your Potential ~

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
 — Anne Frank


Camera Critters

Sometimes, my pictures just don't come out clear or crisp enough.
When that happens, I play around with them to see what
I can come up with.
This is a male hummingbird at the feeder.
This is my very first Belted Kingfisher.
I was too far away for the shot to come out very clear...but
I was able to salvage it a bit by enhancing it with some
filters in Photo Shop Elements 5.

For More Camera Critters Visit
or to join in on the fun,
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Simplicity in the Grasses

 Photography is my creative outlet... and I try to find a quote or poem that goes
along with what I'm feeling about the shot.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

even the grasses
they make the most
of what they have
we can learn a lot
from nature 

Blogger Problems

I'm not sure if anyone else is having problems....but i keep getting an error that says:
Internet Explorer cannot open the site:
And then it says operation aborted.
I do see that blogger has a note about some sites being labeled spam incorrectly.
I don't know if that is the problem with mine or not.


Skywatch Friday - The First Day of August

“The bad news is time flies. 
The good news is you’re the pilot.”
– Michael Altshuler

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