Sunday

In The Forest Series - Tree Bark Patterns


"The forests are the flags of nature. They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world." 
- Enos A. Mills

Looking closely at the patterns in the Tree Bark.

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In The Forest Series - A Little Bit Twisted


"The saddest part about being human 
 is not paying attention. 
 Presence is the gift of life." 
 - Stephen Levine

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Saturday

In The Forest Series - Summer Leftover 1


“One of the things that makes you feel good is to get out into nature—go walking, go hiking, go swimming in the ocean, or wherever you live, in a river or a lake, experience the beauty of America, experience how America is such a sacred place. Everywhere you go in this land, our people have been there and they have said, 
“This place is sacred.” 
 ― Charles Alexander Eastman, 
Living in Two Worlds: The American Indian Experience

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Thursday

Milkweed Seed Pods


"This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow." 
~ Margaret Lindsey

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Wednesday

Hungry Mother State Park - A View Through The Trees


"Between every two pines is a doorway 
to a new world." 
 — John Muir 

 The Visitor Center at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia, as seen from the other side of the lake along the Lake Loop Trail. We visited for the first time in December 2016  nd had such a wonderful time! I highly recommend this wonderful State Park!

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Virginia Tech Duck Pond Gazebo in Winter


Where we love is home, 
Home that our feet may leave, 
but not our hearts. 
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Sunday

Winter Branches


"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ..... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." 
- Ruth Stout

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Tuesday

Peace In the Quiet


“Joy – in the fall, winter, and always in the mountains where people are few, wildlife is abundant and there is peace in the quiet.” 
 - Donna Lynn Hope  

Snow-covered pine tree in Radford after our 
first snow of the season on Saturday 12-09-17

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Sunday

Winter Magic



“Love sharpens the eye, the ear, the touch; it quickens the feet, it steadies the hand, it arms against the wet and the cold. What we love to do, that we do well. To know is not all; it is only half. To love is the other half.” 
 ― John Burroughs

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Saturday

Tree Lined Winter Road


“I love the arrival of a new season — each one bringing with it its own emotion: spring is full of hope; summer is freedom; autumn is a colourful release, and winter brings an enchanting peace." 
― Giovanna Fletcher

Winter arrived on 12-09-17
Along the road in Radford, Virginia 

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Friday

Male Northern Cardinal in the Snow


"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!" 
~ Thomas Wentworth

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Wednesday

Art in Nature


"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. 
 So do it." 
 ― Kurt Vonnegut

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Monday

Fishing at Sunrise - Claytor Lake State Park


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

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Sunday

Mourning Dove Portrait


Listen with ears of tolerance! 
 See through the eyes of compassion! 
 Speak with the language of love. 
 ― Rumi

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Friday

Cedar Waxwing with Windblown Crest



"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." 
~ Thornton Wilder

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Thursday

Tufted Titmouse in Autumn


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

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Saturday

Staunton Virginia - The Queen City


This ART was created from my original photograph.

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Learn how Staunton got the nickname - The Queen City - HERE 

Wednesday

Historic Staunton Virginia - The Clocktower


A view of the Clocktower Building in 
Historic Downtown Staunton, Virginia

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AND ANOTHER VIEW


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Monday

Staunton Virginia - Street Art - The Visulite Cinema


I captured this street scene 
during a visit to Historic Downtown Staunton, Virginia.
This Art was created from my original photograph

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Sunday

The Grand Finale - Autumn at Pipestem State Park


“Fall ......The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
 ― Lauren DeStefano

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Fog In the Mountains - Pipestem State Park


“The mountains are calling and I must go.” 
 ― John Muir

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Friday

Southern Drive Through Spanish Moss


“Trees down south have a difference to them, a subtle, slinking movement, mile by mile- 
a gracefulness, a swagger. 
Lanky trees stretching out their wiry thin, 
Spanish moss-covered branches, 
moss that sways and beckons ... 
come here, come here, it says.” 
 ― Suzanne Palmieri

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Thursday

How Beautifully The Leaves Grow Old


“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” 
 ― John Burroughs

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Wednesday

The Garden Gazebo


“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
― Victor Hugo

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Riverway Trail At Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


“There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.” 
 ― Katelyn S. Bolds     

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Sunday

New River Views - Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. 
~ Richard Feynman

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Friday

Along The New River at Bisset Park - Radford Virginia



"Count your blessings. There are many beautiful things in life to appreciate. The gift of life is priceless." 
- Lailah Gifty Akita

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Tuesday

Footbridge at Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


"All that is gold does not glitter, 
Not all those who wander are lost. 
The old that is strong does not wither, 
Deep roots are not reached by the frost." 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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Sunday

Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain - Peaks of Otter


The reason old souls enjoy spending time alone is because they never really are. 
~ Author unknown

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Thursday

Art Washes The Soul


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." 
- Pablo Picasso
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Young Robin Blending in with the Berries


Nature gets into our souls and opens doors to hidden parts of ourselves. 
- Pamela Heyda

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Tuesday

Claytor Lake - Boats at the Marina



"It was one of the loveliest days in early autumn, and the general atmosphere had a tendency to subdue every feeling of the heart, and threw me in a thoughtful mood." 
 ~ Charles Lanman

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Sunday

Gazebo Sunrise at Claytor Lake State Park


"Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn. 
 It will never be just like this again." 
 ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunrise at Claytor Lake State Park

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Thursday

Singing For His Supper - Mockingbird in the Berries


One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. 
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Wednesday

Flower Art - One White Flower


Each moment of the creative process engages the senses more fully, with richer and more focused awareness. In art practice we can become transcendence, one with all beings and our world. 
Dianne Bersea

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After An Autumn Rain

Never take anything for granted.  
~ Benjamin Disraeli

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Rock Cairn Along The Bluestone River


"It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love." 
 — Thich Nhat Hanh


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Embraced By Autumn



What would life be if we had 
no courage to attempt anything? 
-Vincent van Gogh

My artistic rendering of trees along Deerfield Trail

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Entwined



“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined...." 
― Pablo Neruda

Female Cardinal in the Berries


"In the garden of my life I'm done with anger, done with strife. 
 I cultivate my own few joys far from this culture's buzzing noise. 

 Colonnade and marketplace, fame's small change and money's race, 
 academe's cold haughty tower -- have no meaning, hold no power. 

 Letting go of shoulds and oughts, 
 I concentrate on greener thoughts 
 and find as I fulfill my soul that things spin calmly in control, 
 that though events conspire still, 
 they tend to bend towards my will. 

 No greater cause achieves the measure 
 than that of my own reasoned pleasure." 

 - Peter Saint-Andre, In the Garden

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The Therapy of Flowers


“You could wonder for hours what flowers mean, but for me, they're life itself, in all its happy brilliance. We couldn't do with out flowers. Flowers help you forget life's tragedies.” 

― Marc Chagall


Monday

Deere In the Wildflowers


"Creativity is intelligence having fun." 
 — Albert Einstein

John Deere that is :)

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Foxtail Abstract Art


The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass 
it becomes a 
mysterious, awesome, indescribably 
magnificent world in itself. 
 ~ Henry Miller

My Artistic Rendering of a Foxtail
created from my original photograph.

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Friday

Monarch Butterfly


When the world says, "Give up," 
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." 
~Author Unknown

Monarch Butterfly from Labor Day Weekend - 2017

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Tuesday

Painted Lady Butterfly


"Wander a whole summer if you can...time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it....." 
 ― John Muir

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Sunday

There Is Only ONE Today


Powerful words!

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A Gentle Breath of Heaven - Hummingbird Art


Every now and then, when the world sits just right, a gentle breath of heaven fills my soul with delight...
~ Hazelmarie Elliott 

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Monarch in the Mist


To look at any thing, 
If you would know that thing, 
 You must look at it long... 
 John Moffitt

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