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 



Autumn Duskywing

"you will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." 
 — Henry Drummond

Print Available - HERE 


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 


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 :) 


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 


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 


The Church with the Red Roof

“... Why, it would really be being unselfish to go away and be happy for a little, because we would come back so much nicer.” 
 ― Elizabeth von Arnim, AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp  

Another lady to get to know - 
Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden" 
which is available as a free download 
at Project Gutenberg - HERE 

And this lovely Red Roof Church is available - HERE 


Trees In The Valley

I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh. 
 ― Isabella L. Bird

Are you familiar with Isabella Bird?  What a lady!
Wikipedia tells me that:
Isabella Lucy Bird married name Bishop (1831 – 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer  and naturalist.

There is a lot of info about her and her writings on the internet.
Very inspiring lady! What she accomplished after the age of 58 is absolutely amazing!  and in the 1800s no less!  WOW!

This image Available - HERE 


Downright Adorable - Squirrel Sweetness

“The real world, in my opinion, exists in the countryside, where Nature goes about her quiet business and brings us greatest pleasure.” 
 ― Fennel Hudson

Print Available - HERE 

Monarch Butterfly in Joe-Pye Weed

You learn something every day if you pay attention. 
~ Ray LeBlond

Wikipedia tells me this about the Joe-Pye Weed:
 Joe Pye (Jopi in the Native tongue), an Indian healer from New England used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe-Pye weed for these plants.  Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers. Folklore also states that American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks.

A Slightly Different Version - HERE 


Wet Petals

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same fields, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.
 ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Available - HERE 


Quilt Barn

I found some interesting info on Wikipedia about the history
of Quilt Barns:

A quilt trail is a series of painted wood or metal, hung or free standing, quilt squares installed at various locations along a route, emphasizing significant architecture and/or aesthetic landscapes. Currently North America has quilt trails in 43 of the United States as well as in two Canadian provinces. The first official quilt trail was begun in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family's barn in Manchester, Ohio

Available - HERE 

There is a Pleasure In the Pathless Woods

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, 
There is a rapture on the lonely shore, 
There is society, where none intrudes, 
By the deep sea, and music in its roar: 
I love not man the less, but Nature more, 
From these our interviews, in which I steal 
From all I may be, or have been before, 
To mingle with the Universe, and feel 
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal." 
- Lord Byron

Print Available - HERE 


Hens and Chicks

Patterns in nature can be quite breathtaking!

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. 
 ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Available - HERE 

Autumn Light

When there is silence, Give your voice. 
 When there is darkness, Shine your light. 
 When there is desperation, Offer hope. 
-Tim Fargo

Print Available - HERE 



The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.
 — Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Grazing" is available as a Print - HERE 


Historic Bank Building - Lewisburg West Virginia


Historic Bank Building in Lewisburg, West Virginia. 
Part of the Lewisburg Historic District 
and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Print Available - HERE 

Indian Creek Covered Bridge

The Indian Creek Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge near US 219, about 4 miles away from Salt Sulphur Springs, in Monroe County, West Virginia, U.S.A.. It is owned by the Monroe County Historical Society, and was originally built in 1898 by Ray and Oscar Weikel. The bridge is 49.25 feet long and 11.5 feet wide. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.  The bridge was restored by Hoke Brothers Construction, Inc. of Union, West Virginia in 2000 at a cost of $334,446. It is open to pedestrians, and said to be one of the most photographed bridges in West Virginia.
(Info from Wikipedia)

 Available - HERE 

West Virginia Historic Places - Alderson Bridge


The Alderson Bridge, also known as Alderson Memorial Bridge, is a historic concrete arch bridge in Alderson, West Virginia. It crosses the Greenbrier River, which separates Greenbrier and Monroe counties. The bridge once carried Monroe Street but is now closed to traffic. It was built in 1914, and measures 21 feet wide including the walkways and 453 feet long. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is located in the Alderson Historic District, listed in 1993.

Print Available - HERE 


Historic Train Depot - Alderson West Virginia

Info from Wikipedia:
Alderson is an Amtrak station in Alderson, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. It is located at 1 C&O Plaza, and functions as a request stop. The station is a contributing property within the Alderson Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since November 12, 1993.

Print Available - HERE 
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