Valuable Moments

Do not wait not for old age to wake you up to the true value of each moment.
~Martin Suarez

This was taken with my iPhone and Olloclip macro lens. 
I also tried to video this little guy ...not sure if he was washing himself or taking a drink.  Sorry for the shakiness of the video.  This video is a FIRST for me!

Link to You Tube with my First iPhone Video- HERE 


Leaf-footed Bug

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
~ Henry David Thoreau


Nurture Your Dreams

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
― Lao Tzu


Sunset Flight

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.
― Elbert Hubbard

Ocean Isle Beach, NC  

 Prints Available - HERE 

My Facebook page - HERE 

Dapper Mr. Red

Just one smile
Immensely increases the beauty 
Of the universe.
~ Sri Chinmoy

Print Available - HERE   


There Is Always Something To Make You Wonder

The Splendor of the Journey

Between here and there is a journey, illuminated by the rising and setting of a radiant sun. Don't miss its splendor in your all-fired hurry to cross the finish line. 
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

Sunrise at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Print Available - HERE 


Be True

Always be true to your heart!
~  Mary Quast

More of my "hearts" found in Nature - HERE 



Awake I Dream

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly - Heritage Park - Blacksburg, VA

More Red-spotted Purple Butterflies - HERE 


Aptitude To Fly

A power of Butterfly must be - 
The Aptitude to fly 
Meadows of Majesty concedes 
And easy Sweeps of Sky -
~  Emily Dickinson

I need an ID on this little guy.  
This one is a first for me. 
An Eastern Pine Elfin perhaps?  

Golden Blessing

Concentrate on counting your blessings and you'll have little time to count anything else.    
Woodrow Kroll

More of my Goldfinches - HERE 


Sweet and Wonderful

Don't you know how 
sweet and wonderful 
life can be?
~ Marvin Gaye

Sparrow parent getting ready to feed the babies.

A Version of this  Available - HERE 


Precious Wings

"Run my dear, 
From anything 
That may not strengthen 
Your precious budding wings."
~ Hafiz

This image is available - HERE 


Silently Gazing

 It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them.
~ Dejan Stojanovic


Watercolor Rose

It's not what one is, it's what one does with it.
~  Mary Renault

Print Available - HERE 


The Awakening Hour

The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. 
Henry David Thoreau


Flight of Mystery

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  
~ Albert Einstein

Hummingbird moth ready to dive in for a drink.

Artistic Print Available - HERE 



Banded House Finch

“There is an undeniable exhilaration in moment of even the smallest discovery" 
― Graham Moore, The Sherlockian 

A banded house finch at my feeder 
Seen 06-06-13 
His left leg shows a green band, his right a yellow and pink. 
I was thrilled with this discovery!

Make A Wish

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
~ T.S. Eliot

Print Available - HERE 


Lovely Markings

Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. 
It just was.
~ Scott Westerfeld

Seek with Joy

If you are seeking, seek us with joy 
For we live in the kingdom of joy. 
Do not give your heart to anything else 
But to the love of those who are clear joy, 
Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair. 
For there are hopes: they are real, they exist – 
Do not go in the direction of darkness – I tell you: suns exist.
~  Rumi


Common Yellowthroat In the Blossoms

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. 
~ Joseph Campbell 

Artistic Print Available - HERE 

Share - Smile - Hug

Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. 
 ~ Og Mandino


New Beginnings

 Instead of asking, “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?
~ Eckhart Tolle

~ Tiny Monarch Caterpillar in the Milkweed leaves ~ 


Dew-kissed Rosebud

I'd rather have roses on my table 
than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman

Print Available - HERE 


Purple Petals

And 't is my faith, that every flower 
Enjoys the air it breathes.
- William Wordsworth 

Tiny wildflower - blue-eyed grass - seen on a walk.

Print Available - HERE 


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