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

My thoughts and prayers are with
all of those in the path of Hurricane Florence.


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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 pen and 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

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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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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Peaceful Garden


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

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Tuesday

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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Friday

Brown Thrasher Baby


"Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find." 
— Ann Patchett  

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The Road To Autumn


"On such a day each road is planned 
 To lead to some enchanted land; 
 Each turning meets expectancy. 
 The signs I read on every hand. 
I know by autumn's wizardry 
 On such a day the world can be 
 Only a great glad dream for me-- 
 Only a great glad dream for me!" 
 - Eleanor Myers Jewett, An Autumn Day

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Monday

Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Thistle


“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” 
 ― Henry David Thoreau


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Wednesday

Wonderful Wings - Butterfly in Pink Flowers


"...the naturalist finds his pleasures everywhere. Every solitude to him is peopled. Every morning or evening walk yields him a harvest to eye or ear." 
 - John Burroughs


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Wednesday

Wonderful Wings - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 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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Saturday

Black-eyed Susan


"Kind hearts are the gardens; 
 kind thoughts are the roots; 
 kind words are the flowers; 
 kind deeds are the fruits." 
 - English Proverb

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Friday

Colorful Canoes at Hungry Mother State Park


“I go to nature every day for 
inspiration in the day’s work.” 
– Frank Lloyd Wright

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Tree in the Fog along the Blue Ridge Parkway


"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak." 
 ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

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Thursday

Bee on the Lavender


"In joy or sadness, flowers 
are our constant friends." 
 - Kozuko Okakura

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Friday

Bluestone Lake - Hinton West Virginia


“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” 
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Wednesday

View from the FireTower - Pipestem State Park



"To see the Summer Sky 
Is Poetry, 
though never in a Book it lie – 
True Poems flee –" 
~ Emily Dickinson
View from the Fire Tower at Pipestem State Park
Pipestem, West Virginia 

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Tuesday

Trees and Forest - Pipestem State Park


“...the woods, when they give at all, give unstintedly, and hold nothing back from their true worshippers. We must go to them lovingly, humbly, patiently, watchfully, and we shall learn what poignant loveliness lurks in the wild places and silent intervales, lying under starshine and sunset, what cadences of unearthly music are harped on aged pine boughs or crooned in copses of fir, what delicate savours exhale from mosses and ferns in sunny corners or on damp brooklands, what dreams and myths and legends of an older time haunt them. Then the immortal heart of the woods will beat against ours and its subtle life will steal into our veins and make us its own forever, so that no matter where we go or how widely we wander we shall yet be drawn back to the forest to find our most enduring kinship.” 
 ― L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

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Thursday

Wings of Wonder - Red-spotted Purple Butterfly


"A miracle is often the willingness to see the common in an uncommon way. "
~ Noah Benshea

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Wednesday

Lilies in Pink and White


“Be present in all things and 
thankful for all things.” 
― Maya Angelou

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Tuesday

Lavender in Bloom


“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Monday

Red-winged Blackbird in Flight Over the Cattails


"Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - 
some good sweet empathic ping and swell. 
This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing 
I know: that the soul exists 
and is built entirely out of attentiveness." 
— Mary Oliver

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Thursday

Baby Robin


“In this world in which we live 
simplicity and kindness 
are the only magic wands 
that work wonders” 
 ― L. Frank Baum


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Friday

Singing Song Sparrow


"Not to waste the spring 
I threw down everything, 
 And ran into the open world 
 To sing what I could sing... 
 To dance what I could dance! 
 And join with everyone! 
 I wandered with a reckless heart 
beneath the newborn sun." 
 — Roman Payne


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Thursday

White Campion Wildflowers - A View From the Front

"Who would have thought it possible 
that a tiny little flower 
could preoccupy a person so completely 
that there simply wasn't room 
for any other thought." 
 - Sophie Scholl

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Wednesday

White Campion Wildflowers


"There is so much beauty in the world, 
but you must allow yourself to see it." 
― Tom Giaquinto

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Thursday

Bluebells of Spring


"The Bluebell is the sweetest flower 
That waves in summer air: 
Its blossoms have the mightiest power
 To soothe my spirit's care." 
- Emily Bronte

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Wednesday

Robin in the Wildflowers


"Attitude is a little thing 
that makes a big difference." 
~ Winston Churchill

It is always so THRILLING for me when
I capture a bird in the flowers.

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Male Eastern Towhee - Looking for Love


"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life." 
 ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

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Tuesday

Magical Wings - Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly


"Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible." 
~ Paulo Coelho

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Spring Wildflower - Trillium


"What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. "
 - A.J. Balfour

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Light on the Lilacs


"The world's favorite season is the spring. 
 All things seem possible in May." 
- Edwin Way Teale  


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Monday

Iberis - Candytuft


"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits." 
 - William Carlos Williams

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Eastern Bluebird Takes Flight

As long as there are bluebirds, there will be miracles and a way to find happiness. 
- Shirl Brunnel

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Sunday

Sanctuary Tree


"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life." 
 - Hermann Hesse

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Cherry Blossoms


Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms at the Virginia Tech Duckpond
Blacksburg, Virginia


“What a strange thing! 
to be alive 
beneath cherry blossoms.” 
 ― Kobayashi Issa

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Saturday

Lilac Blooms - Spring Beginnings


"The naked earth is warm with Spring, 
And with green grass and bursting trees 
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying, 
And quivers in the sunny breeze." 
- Julian Grenfell

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Redbud Blossoms


"How many million Aprils came 
 before I ever knew 
 how white a cherry bough could be, 
 a bed of squills, how blue 
 And many a dancing April 
 when life is done with me, 
 will lift the blue flame of the flower 
 and the white flame of the tree 
 Oh burn me with your beauty then, 
 oh hurt me tree and flower, 
 lest in the end death try to take 
 even this glistening hour..." -
 Sara Teasdale

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Solitary Red Tulip



“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of 
alert cheerfulness and tidy grace.... 
I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, 
only always on the alert to enjoy life 
as much as they can and not be afraid 
of looking the sun or anything else 
above them in the face.” 
 ― Elizabeth von Arnim

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Wednesday

Blue Ridge Mountain Sunrise


“Yesterday is gone. 
 Tomorrow has not yet come. 
 We have only today. 
 Let us begin.” 
 ― Mother Teresa

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