Friday

Forest Connections


"Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees." 
~ Author Unknown

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Sunlight Through The Trees - Claytor Lake State Park



"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." 
 ~ J. B. Priestly

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Thursday

Claytor Lake Gazebo on a Frosty Morning


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

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Wednesday

Frosted Leaves



“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” 
 ― Sarah Addison Allen

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Friday

Male Northern Cardinal As The Snow Falls


Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, 
but around in awareness. 
 ~ James Thurber

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Monday

Squirrel In His Winter Coat



“Walk in kindness toward the Earth 
and every living being." 
 ― Sylvia Dolson

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Sunday

Watching The River


In my travels I found no answers, only wonders. 
-  Marty Rubin

The New River as seen through the trees at
Whitt-Riverbend Park in Ripplemead/Pearisburg, Virginia.

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Little Red Bird Blessings


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

This Art created from my original photograph
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Tuesday

Wild Birds of Winter - White-throated Sparrow



"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved." 
 ~ Barbara Johnson

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Friday

American Robin in the Snow


“Look at everything as though 
you were seeing it either for the first 
or last time. 
Then your time on earth 
will be filled with glory.” 
 - Betty Smith

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Male Cardinal - Ink Drawing

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way
~Edward de Bono

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Wednesday

Abstract Art - Butterfly Awakening


Painting is our way of communicating our thoughts; it may not always be understood by others, but we know what we mean. 
- Marion Boddy-Evans

Abstract Watercolor and Ink

Butterfly Awakening depicts a butterfly that has just awakened from its winter slumber.

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Sunday

Male Bluebird Art


Birds are the most vivid expression of life 
- epitaph Roger Tory Peterson chose for his tombstone

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Friday

Male Northern Cardinal - Cardinal Art


Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot. 
– Aristotle

This ART created from my original photograph.

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Monday

Wild Birds of Winter - Blue Jay in The Snow

"Winter came down to our home one night 
 Quietly pirouetting in on 
silvery-toed slippers of snow, 
 And we, we were children once again."
 ~ Bill Morgan, Jr.

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Wednesday

Ocean Isle Beach - Sunrise at the Pier



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

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Tuesday

Autumn On Ice


Autumn Leaves encased in ice after our 
Autumn Ice Storm - November 15, 2018.

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Eastern Bluebird Male


"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." 
 - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This Bluebird Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

Autumn at the Izaak Walton Park in Christiansburg Virginia


Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. 
 - Stanley Horowitz

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Tuesday

Foggy Morning Along the Blue Ridge Parkway


"There are no shortcuts 
 to any place worth going." 
 ~ Beverly Sills

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Sunday

Steps To The Beach - Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina



“I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach.” 
~ Unknown

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This image captured at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
about a week after Hurricane Florence - September 2018.

Winter Landscape - Hungry Mother State Park


"One must have a mind of winter 
To regard the frost and boughs 
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; 
And have been cold a long time 
To behold the junipers shagged with ice, 
The spruces rough in the distant glitter 
 Of the January sun; and not to think 
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
 In the sound of a few leaves." 
- Wallace Stevens, The Snow Man, 1923

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Thursday

Robin in the Berries


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

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Friday

Bubble Gum Delight - Circles of Possibilities


"Unleash your creative energy and let it flow. 
Relish the possibilities." 
Nita Leland

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Thursday

Pipestem State Park - Autumn Overlook


"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?"
- Hal Borland

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Tufted Titmouse Sings


"If everyone started off the day singing, 
just think how happy they'd be". 
― Lauren Myracle


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Monday

Hungry Mother State Park - Lake Reflections


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

The Lake and Boat Landing at Hungry Mother State Park
Marion, Virginia

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Thursday

Great Blue Heron Close Up


“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” 
 ― Sean O'Casey

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Wednesday

Sunset Beach Town Park


“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 
 ― John Lubbock

During our visit to North Carolina we found the lovely
Sunset Beach Town Park

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Monday

Sunrise Over The Ocean - Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina


“Time is a gift. 
Something to be treasured 
and never taken for granted.” 
 ― Lauren Hammond

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Wednesday

Backyard Birding - Cedar Waxwing

"Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change." 
- Edwin Teale

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Sunday

The Lake at Hungry Mother State Park - Marion Virginia


“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek new adventures. Let noon find you at other lakes, And night find you everywhere at home... Grow wild according to thy nature.” 
 ― Henry David Thoreau

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Thursday

Cape Lookout Lighthouse - Cape Lookout North Carolina


“If you feel happy, smile with all your heart. 
If you're down, smile with all your might.” 
 ― Paul Ian Guillermo


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Wednesday

Splatter Art - Florence



“Keep creating new chapters in your personal book and never stop re-inventing and perfecting yourself. Try new things...... Never stop refining and re-defining yourself. Transformations are an integral part of life." 
― Suzy Kassem

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This image was created from 
my original ink drawing 
and digitally edited.

Rainbow at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion Virginia



“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” 
~ Douglas Pagels

From our visit to Hungry Mother State Park over
Labor Day Weekend 2018

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Thursday

Monarch Butterfly Egg Laying


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“Enchantment lies in everyday moments 
if you are observant.” 
 ― Amy Leigh Mercree

Pileated Woodpecker



"What is this life if, full of care, 
We have no time to stand and stare? — 
No time to stand beneath the boughs 
And stare as long as sheep or cows. 
No time to see, when woods we pass, 
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. 
No time to see, in broad daylight, 
Streams full of stars, like skies at night. 
No time to turn at Beauty's glance, 
And watch her feet, how they can dance. 
No time to wait till her mouth can 
Enrich that smile her eyes began. 
A poor life this if, full of care, 
We have no time to stand and stare.” 
 ― William Henry Davies


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Saturday

Country Views - Cows in the Pasture


Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. 
 ~ Richard Feynman

Explore the backroads, and the byways, 
the farmland and countryside.


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Wednesday

Droplets On The Stem


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"Around us, life bursts with miracles--a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life's daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there." 

 — Thich Nhat Hanh

Blue Ridge Parkway Views - Bare Branches


Bare branches seen along the Blue Ridge Parkway 
Floyd County, Virginia.

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Sunday

Jekyll Island - Early Morning at Driftwood Beach


“There's something about a place you've been with someone you love. It takes on a meaning in your mind. It becomes more than a place. It becomes a distillation of what you felt for each other. The moments you spend in a place with someone... they become part of its bricks and mortar. Part of its soul.” 
 ― Cassandra Clare

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Monday

Blue Ridge Mountain Views - Summer on the Parkway


Jim and I are just back from a weekend in Floyd where we celebrated our birthdays a week late and had a wonderful New River Nature event at the Concord Corner Store in the Meadows of Dan, VA.  And of course I couldn't pass up those Blue Ridge Mountain Views - this is an image I captured  at the Rocky Knob Overlook.

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Buffalo Mountain - View From the Blue Ridge Parkway


A View of Buffalo Mountain as seen from
the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Peaceful Garden


"The greatest gift of the garden is 
the restoration of the five senses." 
~ Hanna Rion

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Tuesday

Monarch Butterfly - Amazing Wings


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

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Monarch Butterfly - Male


"Each day begins a new journey of life, 
for if we awake, there is a reason." 
~ Bethanie Armstrong

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Monday

Whimsical Butterfly Art


You can't use up creativity. 
The more you use, the more you have. 
 - Maya Angelou

Art created from my original photograph.

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Sunday

Monarch Caterpillar - Living on the Leaves


Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. 
~ A.R. Ammons

Monarch Caterpillar on its host plant, Milkweed.

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