Spring Green

~ Spring arrived and all was right with the world ~

More of my Spring Images - HERE 


Let Yourself Bloom

Never be afraid to
let yourself bloom.

Print Available - HERE 

Chickadee Behavior - Holding and Eating a Nut

Close up of the Carolina Chickadee holding a nut against the tree with his feet and taking a bite.

To know how other people behave takes intelligence, but to know myself takes wisdom. To manage other people's lives takes strength, but to manage my own life takes true power. If I am content with what I have, I can live simply and enjoy both prosperity and free time. If my goals are clear, I can achieve them without fuss. If I am at peace with myself, I will not spend my life force in conflicts. If I have learned to let go, I do not need to fear dying.
John Heider

More of My Chickadee Images - HERE 


Hold On To Your Dreams

American Robin with Breakfast

 “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. 
"What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. 
"It's the same thing," he said.”
― A.A. Milne


Everything is a Miracle

Have a Wonderful Day!

Wild Goose Chase

"Did ye not hear it? - No; 'twas but the wind,
Or the car rattling o'er the stony street;
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet."
~ Lord Byron 

Print Available - HERE 


Mourning Dove - Spring Blossoms

 Mourning Dove

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.

— Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Print Available - HERE 

Listen to their "Coo" - HERE


Heron Drops His Fish

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo


Singing Sparrow

“Something in the air this morning made me feel like flying. . . "
~Eileen Granfors


Bee and Bokeh

“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

Eastern Towhee And His Song

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!
~Thomas Carlyle

 Izaak Walton Park - Christiansburg, VA

A Link to the Eastern Towhee's Songs and Calls is - HERE


Nuthatch hides a Nut - Bird Behavior

 Have a very good reason for everything you do.
~Laurence Olivier
I watched while the White-breasted Nuthatch took a seed/nut - hid it behind some tree bark - and back he came for more. I don't recall him ever eating these as he took them - just hiding them. I guess he was saving them for later :)
Wishing you a Wonderful Day!


The Chase is On!

Chase down your passion 
like it's the last bus of the night.
~Terri Guillemets


Light on the Leaves

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Taken with iPhone and Olloclip macro lens


Walking In Wonder

I walk the world in wonder.
~Oscar Wilde
I've been asked which comes first - the quote or the image. 99% of the time the image comes first - however - when I found this quote - it seemed to sum up exactly how I feel about walking in nature - It is ALWAYS a WONDER to me. So I searched to find something that would convey that - and this is what I found :) There is so much wonder out there if we take the time to look around.
Wishing you all a Day filled with WONDER!


Come on - Laugh With Me!

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. 
 ~Phyllis Diller 

 Not the most graceful heron - but he made me smile!
This was taken during one of our vacations in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. 
 This guy was at the North Carolina Aquarium.

Don't you find that everything seems a bit better when you smile? :) It's so hard to be upset with a smile on your face or laughter in your voice.
So come on - Laugh with me - and get your smile on!


When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.
- Armand Dimele


A Muskrat Gathers Grass

From May 2009. As I took this trip down memory lane, I recalled My First and Only (so far) Muskrat Encounter

This is the same image as the top one - just cropped a little closer so you can see the grasses in his mouth. I assume he was taking these for food for his little ones 
OR for building a nest.
“I believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow up wanting to protect it.” 
 ― Imogen Taylor


Colt At Rest Among the Wildflowers

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
~Etty Hillesum

A Place to Watch the Sun Set

One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual 
in the same way I appreciate a sunset. 
When I look at a sunset...I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a litle more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color...
 I don't try to control a sunset. 
I watch it with awe as it unfolds.
Carl R. Rogers

My wish for today and everyday -
Allow me to appreciate each individual for who they are - and watch with awe as they "unfold".


Waking Up to the Song of Robins

Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay,

And at my easement sing,
Though it should prove a farewell lay
And this our parting spring.

Then, little Bird, this boon confer,
Come, and my requiem sing,
Nor fail to be the harbinger
Of everlasting spring.
—William Wordsworth

Waking up to Robin's song puts me in a good mood! Have you ever heard the morning song of a Robin? Click HERE for his beautiful music.

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