Monday

White-breasted Nuthatch in the Forest


The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
 ― John Burroughs


Print Available - HERE 

Wednesday

Founders Park - Alexandria Virginia

“Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.” 
 ― Marty Rubin 

 Founders Park is a peaceful riverside park in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. It is near the shops and restaurants of King Street, the Alexandria Marina and the Torpedo Factory

Tuesday

Capital Wheel Reflections


No two visions are alike. Those who reach the heights have all toiled up the steep mountains by a different route. To each has been revealed a different panorama. 
- Albert Pinkham Ryder

  This is the Capital Wheel.  As you can tell, it was a very calm morning on the water when I took this.   
More info on the Capital Wheel  can be found - HERE 

Sunday

The Capital Wheel at National Harbor

The Capital Wheel at National Harbor.


Print Available - HERE 


More Info about the 
Capital Wheel - HERE 

Tuesday

A Quote About Christmas


"Let me not wrap, stack, box, bag, tie, tag, bundle, seal, keep Christmas. 
 Christmas kept is liable to mold. 
 Let me give Christmas away, unwrapped, by exuberant armfuls. 
Let me share, dance, live Christmas unpretentiously, merrily, 
responsibly with overflowing hands, tireless steps and sparkling eyes. 
 Christmas given away will stay fresh—even until it comes again."
- Linda Felver


Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

The Blushing Farewell


I walked alone in the depths of Autumn woods; 
The ruthless winds had left the maple bare; 
The fern was withered, and the sweetbrier's breath 
No longer gave its fragrance to the air. 
~ Albert Laighton

Mushroom Art - Shaggy Ink Cap Mushroom


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” 
 ― Marcel Proust

Print Available - HERE 


Cedar Waxwing - Poetry Surrounds Us


"We are surrounded by poetry on all sides..." 
 ― Vincent van Gogh

Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

Peanut Thief


Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

White-crowned Sparrow in the Snow


"The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable." 
– Storm Jameson

Print Available - HERE 

Monday

Be Grateful



Be grateful for the kindly friends 
that walk along your way; 
 Be grateful for the skies of blue 
that smile from day to day; 
 Be grateful for the health you own, 
the work you find to do, 
 For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. 

 Be grateful for the growing trees, 
the roses soon to bloom, 
 The tenderness of kindly hearts 
that shared your days of gloom; 
 Be grateful for the morning dew, 
the grass beneath your feet, 
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet. 

Acquire the grateful habit, 
learn to see how blest you are, 
How much there is to gladden life, 
how little life to mar! 
And what if rain shall fall today 
and you with grief are sad; 
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.
- Edgar Guest



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Wednesday

Dancing Under The Moon



To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
 ― Osho

Available - HERE 

Cedar Waxwing In The Berries


Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
~ Wayne Dyer

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Monarch Butterfly - Beautiful Moments


Beautiful moments spent with a Monarch Butterfly

Print Available - HERE 

Sit Still And Watch Them



Frosty maple leaves on an autumn morning.

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn. 
- Elizabeth Lawrence

Prints, Mugs, Greeting Cards Available - HERE 


Monday

The Heart of Autumn


"Come said the wind to the leaves one day, 
 Come o're the meadows and we will play. 
 Put on your dresses scarlet and gold, 
 For summer is gone and the days grow cold." - 
 A Children's Song of the 1880's

I think the leaves growing side by side (in the middle) look like a heart :) 

Sunday

Claytor Lake State Park - Gazebo in Black and White


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. 
 — Marcus Aurelius

Morning at Claytor Lake State Park

Print Available - HERE 

Frosty Leaves


“I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep.... Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long....
- May Sarton

Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

Wednesday

Male Cardinal - Handsome Fella


“I want to be as idle as I can, 
so that my soul may have time to grow.” 
 ― Elizabeth von Arnim

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Robin in the Dogwood


The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power. 
~ Northern Advocate

Print Available - HERE 

Cardinal in the Berries


No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face.... 
~ John Donne

Print Available - HERE 

Monday

Bridges and Trees Along The New River


Autumn Along the New River in Pembroke.
There are actually TWO bridges in this shot.
The 2nd "older" bridge
is on the other side of this newer bridge.

Print Available - HERE 

The New River Bridge at Pembroke


The New River Bridge at Pembroke is unusual in its combination of various truss types and engineering details, many of which are unique in the area and survive only rarely statewide. Built in 1915-1916 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia, it combines seven spans, six of which are carried by metal trusses of four different varieties. The bridge demonstrates the persistence of at least three early technological solutions generally abandoned by the turn of the century: nonriveted field constructions, the use of all pin connections (on the three main spans), and the incorporation of hand-forged welds and wrought iron for various structural members. Within the state, it contains the greatest number and variety of truss types for a given automotive crossing. Additionally, Virginia's longest Pennsylvania Petit through truss is found here, being the last of three bridges of this type to survive. Two other rare statewide features are metal column piers and a Pratt deck truss, the last of two to survive. The New River Bridge is nestled against Castle Rock, one of the most scenic natural formations in the region. The juxtaposition of technological and natural landmarks makes for a unique site. 
 Source: Library of Congress

Print Available - HERE 


Wednesday

An Autumn Hummingbird


In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
- Aristotle


Prints Available - HERE 

Tuesday

Carolina Wren Sings an Autumn Song


Sing a song of seasons! 
Something bright in all, 
Flowers in the summer 
Fires in the fall!
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires

Print Available  - HERE
and thru my New River Nature Website - HERE 

Monday

Autumn at Castle Rock - Pembroke Virginia

Every mountain top is within reach 
 if you just keep climbing. 
- Barry Finlay

Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

Every Leaf A Flower


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

Print Available - HERE 


 

Flight Between The Flowers



Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
 ― E.B. White

Available - HERE 

Sunday

Pansy Passion


Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. 
~ Gerard de Nerval

Print Available - HERE 

Friday

Looking Down The Road

People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Print Available - HERE 

Tickseed Flower


The lovely flowers embarrass me, 
They make me regret I am not a bee – 
~ Emily Dickinson

Print Available - HERE 

Wednesday

The Universal Language


Male Northern Cardinal in my front yard

You cannot give anything more important than the Love reflected in your own life. That is the one true universal language, which allows us to speak Chinese or the dialects of India. For if, one day, you go to those places, the silent eloquence of Love will mean that you will be understood by everyone.
 — Henry Drummond

I found this quote by Henry Drummond this morning.  
If you haven't read his work, it is pretty amazing!  

Tuesday

Hummingbird Bow



I thought this hummingbird looked like it was bowing at the zinnia.

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. 
~ Rumi

Textured Art Version - HERE 

Sunday

Monarch Butterfly - The Tonic of Nature


"We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature." 
 ― Henry David Thoreau

Print Available - HERE 

Feeling Like Fall



There is no better designer than nature.
 ―  Alexander McQueen

This image available - HERE 

Friday

West Virginia History - The Old Stone Church


Last summer I was able to explore the lovely town of Lewisburg, West Virginia.
It is a town full of history.
This is The Old Stone Church
Wikipedia tells me:

The Old Stone Church was built in 1796, and is a two story, rectangular limestone building. An addition was built in 1830, making the building 75 feet by 44 feet in size. It features an open cupola belfry. During the American Civil War it served as a hospital for both Union and Confederate forces. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The related Stone Manse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004



Print Available - HERE 

Wednesday

Pokeberry Light


In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
 ~ Aaron Rose

Monday

Soothing Colors




I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
 — John Burroughs

PRINT AVAILABLE - HERE 



Jim and I have had a lot going on with our little business,
At our shows we meet many wonderful people.
One was a lovely lady
from New Zealand who stopped by and purchased 3 prints.
One of those was the image above.  She was delighted by the muted colors and said she would be hanging all 3 in her Healing Clinic in New Zealand.
This is why we are in business.  
To celebrate nature and share it with others
Her conversation with me was one of the highlights of my day!  

Tuesday

Monarch Butterfly Magic


Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.  
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.



Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly


I've learned... that just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day. 
- Andy Rooney

I hope you have a Wonderful Day!


This print available - HERE 


NEW RIVER NATURE FaceBook PAGE - HERE 



  

Saturday

Cliffs Along Route 20 - Hinton, West Virginia


“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, 
To gain all while you give, 
To roam the roads of lands remote, 
To travel is to live.” 
 ―  Hans Christian Andersen

This is an image of the Cliffs along Route 20
in Summers County, West Virginia
between Hinton and the Lilly Bridge, which crosses the Bluestone Lake.


Print Available - HERE 




Sunday

Monarch Butterfly


Where there is great love, there are always miracles. 
 ― Willa Cather

I hope you enjoy this Monarch Butterfly that I shot at the Hahn Horticulture Garden.
They are "little miracles" to me :) 


Monday

Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon


Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. 
 ― Henry James

Available - HERE 

Saturday

Mabry Mill - Digital Art


“Either a building is part of a place or it is not. Once that kinship is there, 
time will only make it stronger.” 
 ― Willa Cather

Print Available - HERE 
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