Daisy - Sunshine on a Stem

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul
~ Luther Burbank


Robin In Flight

Hear how the birds, on ev'ry blooming spray, 
With joyous music wake the dawning day. 
~Alexander Pope

Robin in flight  - Heritage Park - Blacksburg, Virginia


Lilac Dreaming

 Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. 
~ Chinese Proverb

More Lilacs - HERE 


Butterfly of Blue ~ Leaves of Green

  Expectant of greater things,
We try climbing -
And Higher;
An effort that costs us much,
Leaving us short of breath
To find only
The ground below is much prettier.

~Phillip Pulfrey


Spring Colors

Maple Seed Pod with droplets

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



Ladybug in the Leaves

  Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee ~ Bisset Park ~ Radford, VA 

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. 
~Martin Buxbaum


Morning Dew Drops

 How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dew drops on wildflowers ~ 
One of life's simple pleasures

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Content with Silence

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. 
~ Ansel Adams

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A Magnificent World

  The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. 
~ Henry Miller



Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. 
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Relish Small Pleasures

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
 ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly wing flutter

Slightly different version - HERE 


Up Close To Green

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.  
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Green is my favorite color!  


Shine On!

Like the sky opens after a rainy day we must open to ourselves.... Learn to love yourself for who you are and open so the world can see you shine
~ James Poland

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New Beginnings

Every day is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new. 
~ Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

Macro shot of a Dogwood Bud starting to open.  


Great Blue Flyover

A Great Blue Heron flew over as I was walking on a very foggy morning at Heritage Park in
 Blacksburg Virginia. What an awesome wingspan!

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!  
~ Author Unknown


Make it a Day for Planting Kindness

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, 
and he who plants kindness gathers love. 
~ Saint Basil


Chrysalis with Dew Drops

Change occurs when one becomes what she is, not when she tries to become what she is not. 
~ Ruth P. Freedman

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Eastern Towhee Close-up

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare; To-day the glint of green is there; Tomorrow will be leaflets spare; I know no thing so wondrous fair, No miracle so strangely rare. I wonder what will next be there! 
~ L.H. Bailey


Treasure in the Trees

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. ~Mary Jean Iron


Just Ducky

Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!

~Og Mandino

I have no idea what kind of duck this is. ID help is appreciated!


Sunshine, Freedom and a Little Flower

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." 
~ Hans Christian Anderson

This was taken while on vacation in North Carolina.


Wings of Spring

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

These lovely creatures really do bring sunshine into my life. In fact - this little guy was taken in a bit of shady area - but the sun came out and started shining on the very top of it's wings. Not sure you can see that in this shot - but it was quite a special moment!
I believe this is a Spring Azure.


Embrace Your Uniqueness

  You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.  
- Martha Graham

I thought this Red-bellied woodpecker looked like it was doing chin-ups.


Nature's Fashion is Never Out of Style

The tulip and the butterfly Appear in gayer coats than I: Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. ~Isaac Watts


Learning to See

Learn to see, and then you'll know that there is no end to the new worlds of our vision. ~Carlos Castaneda

Photography has helped me "learn" to see in a whole new way.


New Mornings With Magic Waiting

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. 
~ J. B. Priestly


Discover Your Light

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
~Mary Dunbar

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