Eastern Towhee

 We can never have enough of nature.
 — Henry David Thoreau

More of my Eastern Towhee Images - HERE 


Dressed In Red

Red stimulates and excites your nerves, pulse rate and blood circulation, and lends energy to your entire system. When you are fatigued, lethargic or sluggish for any reason, red has an energizing influence. 
- Tae Yun Kim

Prints and More are Available - HERE


They Grew

They grew; they did not talk about growing. 
 - Dejan Stojanovic

Available for purchase - HERE 


A Little Bit Chippy

 Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.
- Lilly Pulitzer

Chipping Sparrow in my backyard

More Spring Birds - HERE 



Orange and Purple

 Not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures. 
 ~Elizabeth Goudge


The Arrival

 If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.
 ― Masaru Emoto

More Tree Swallow Images - HERE 


A Couple of Couples

And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us. 
 ― James Frey

Or in this case - wing it together :)


A Unique Find In Nature

It's amazing what you can see when you just sit quietly and look.
 ― Jacqueline Kelly

I found a bee with a heart-shaped pollen basket....isn't that pretty amazing?!
(you do see the heart - right??)

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Wildflower Wonder

  Trying to find the words                        
                              to describe        
                                                    nature's beauty
       Is like trying                                                
           to measure the moon
                                                   with a yardstick 


A Dreamer of Dreams

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
 — Roald Dahl


Take A Look Inside

Take a look inside....that's where the beauty is.

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. 
- Saint Augustine

Available - HERE 


Fragrant Silence

Little Girl Magnolia - Hahn Horticulture Garden - Virginia Tech 
 Blacksburg, Virginia

Yellow Lantern Magnolia - Hahn Horticulture Garden - Virginia Tech 
Blacksburg, Virginia

Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, "Be more silent." As that happens, your soul starts to revive. 
― Rumi



Surrounded By Spice

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Surrounded by Spice Bush Blossoms
I really LOVE trying to capture the birds 
surrounded by the blooms.  

The infinite wonders of the universe are revealed to us in exact measure as we are capable of receiving them. The keenness of our vision depends not on how much we can see, but on how much we feel.
 ― Helen Keller

I caught this same Kinglet showing me his "Ruby crown" - HERE 



Tulips Tulips Tulips

This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. 
- Steve Maraboli


Party Time!

Spring is nature's way of saying, 
'Let's party!' 
- Robin Williams 

More of My Spring Images - HERE 


The Ruby Crown Revealed

The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and wonder of the world…
 - John Burroughs

A Ruby-crowned Kinglet
I've tried many times to get a decent shot of this little guy with his "crown" showing.  Finally - I got just a hint of it.


Bluebird On Top

Be like the bluebird who never is blue, 
For he knows from his upbringing 
what singing can do. 
- Cole Porter

Now Available at Fine Art America - HERE 



Blazing Wings

 Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly 
Their wings are such a Fire-y orange - one of the loveliest butterflies around. 


A Race to the Fence Post

Success doesn't come to you... you go to it.
- Marva Collins

A Tufted Titmouse and a Male Cardinal race to the fence post.  Actually - I don't know if they were racing or not - but they both wanted that seed that was on the post.

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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - Watching

 Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. 
- John Ruskin

A slightly different version of this  - HERE 


Drink the Wild Air

  I think this is a Comma butterfly.  As you can see he liked hanging out upside down

and a ladybug hanging out

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
 ― Ralph Waldo Emerson



Fox Sparrow

 Fox sparrow

And he even turned to show me his gray head.

Every object, every a jar full of delight.


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Happy April!
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Spring is when life's alive in everything. 
- Christina Rossetti

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