Blue Butterfly - Balanced

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Leaf in the Cradle

There will come a time, When you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
- Louis L'Amour

Artistic Version available - HERE 


Mockingbird Profile - Scatter Some Joy Today

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wishing you a day filled with Joyful Moments!!


Monarch Butterfly - Egg Laying - Ovipositing

Monarch Butterfly laying an egg - ovipositing - on the underside of a milkweed leaf.

Cropped closely - but I hope you can see the little egg it laid. It was quite thrilling to see this happening. Only when I got the image downloaded did I realize I captured the egg as well.
 Heritage Park - Blacksburg, VA

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Unknown


Catbird Calling

See More of my Catbirds - HERE 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said.



How We Look at Things

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
~Carl Jung


Monarch Caterpillar - Look at those Legs!

More of my Monarch Caterpillars

Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others.
-Marian Wright Edelman

At first I thought of caterpillar "feet" and then I saw this diagram of a caterpillar's anatomy - HERE - and I see that they are legs. The lighting isn't all that great in this pic - but I thought it was cool how he was holding on upside down.


Ladybug - Kissed by the Morning Dew

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Print Available


Heron and the Long Neck Stretch

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
~Les Brown
Taken while vacationing at Pine Knoll Shores, NC


Buddy - Faithful Friend

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~Gilda Radner
My niece's dog - Buddy. Aptly named.


Hummingbird Moth And Summer Colors

What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn't it? We can't let the sun outshine us! We have to beam, too!
~Takayuki Ikkaku

Prints and More Available - HERE 


Water Lily

Print Available - HERE 

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
~John Muir


Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - A Different Look

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
~Wayne Dyer

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly looking right at me 
Deerfield Trail - Blacksburg, Virginia


Hummingbird Moth - Delightful Duo

Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy; they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.  
~ Gerald Massey

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Delicate Drape

When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.
~Lewis Carroll


Carolina Wren - Discovery

The essence of living is discovering. Indeed, it is the joy of discovery that makes life worth the effort
~ Vijay Krishna


Recognize Your Path

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
~ Jerry Gillies


Damselfly - Lady Blue Eyes

 Few people get weak eyes from looking on the bright side.  
~ Unknown
Wishing a Happy Day to you All!


My Sweet Mama

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. 
~George Eliot

My sweet Mama. Not only is she beautiful on the outside - but most importantly - she is beautiful on the inside. 
(08-06-11 with my Iphone)


Blue Jay - Sweet Soul Shining Through

Those true eyes 
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise 
The sweet soul shining through them
~ Owen Meredith

Prints and More Available -  HERE 


The Daisy and The 'Did

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. 
~ Chinese Proverb

Print Available - HERE 


Dragonfly - A Moment in Time

What the human eye observes causally 
and incuriously, 
the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.
-Berenice Abbott



Goose - Putting on the Brakes

 Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart. 

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