Monday

My First Eagle In Flight


"The moments of happiness we enjoy 
take us by surprise. 
It is not that we seize them, 
but that they seize us." 
– Ashley Montagu

My first eagle in flight - from our Christmas Visit to
Claytor Lake State Park, 
Dublin, Virginia.

Sunday

Red Barn - Country Living


The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore. 
 ~ Rosita Forbes

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Capital Wheel Reflections at National Harbor


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Info on the Capital Wheel:
"The Capital Wheel is a Ferris wheel at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside 
Washington, D. C., in the United States. 
It opened on May 23, 2014. The wheel was conceived by 
National Harbor developer Milton Peterson and inspired by the Roue de Paris."
Info source: Wikipedia
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Jekyll Island Drama


Driftwood Beach - Jekyll Island, Georgia

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

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Saturday

Belted Kingfisher at Claytor Lake State Park



"Chase your dreams until you catch them...
and then dream, catch, and dream again!" 
~ Dee Marie

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I have tried for more than 10 years to get a decent shot of a Belted Kingfisher. This one isn't great - but it is the best I've ever gotten and I must say I am thrilled to have captured it. This was taken during our visit to Claytor Lake State Park for our 2019 Christmas Celebration.

Friday

Winter Tree 3 - at Claytor Lake State Park


“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” 
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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Thursday

The Face in the Winter Forest


“The best discoveries always happened 
to the people who weren't looking for them.” 
― Morgan Matson

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Winter Trees In the Forest - Claytor Lake State Park


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Winter Tree 2 - At Claytor Lake State Park


"The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth." 
- Frank Lloyd Wright

From our visit to Claytor Lake State Park - December 2019.

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Wednesday

Winter Tree 1 - at Claytor Lake State Park


"Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, How beautiful it is? All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness There is a poem, there is a song. Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring. When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with The music of many leaves, Which in due season fall and are blown away. And this is the way of life." 
- Krishnamurti

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Friday

White-breasted Nuthatch Bird Art


Wear a smile and have friends; 
wear a scowl and have wrinkles. 
- George Eliot

This art created from my original photograph.

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Monday

Dark-eyed Junco on a Branch


“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” 
― Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Sunday

This Old House

“If history were taught in the form of stories, 
it would never be forgotten.” 
― Rudyard Kipling

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Hearts In a Row - Bleeding Hearts


"Let us be grateful to the people 
who make us happy; 
they are the charming gardeners 
who make our souls blossom.” 
― Marcel Proust

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Thursday

Old Barn Along The Road


“Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. 
Faith is the solvent that sets you free.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

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Autumn Red - A Male Cardinal


“Dwell on the beauty of life." 
 ― Marcus Aurelius

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Saturday

Cedar Waxwing



"There is a choice you have to make, 
in everything you do. 
And you must always keep in mind 
the choice you make, makes you." 
— John Wooden

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Wednesday

Frosty Autumn Leaves


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

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Monday

Female Goldfinch in Autumn

“The truest greatness lies in being kind, 
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.” 
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Sunday

Frosty Heart


"One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs." 
- Steve Maraboli

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Friday

Male Cardinal Takes Shelter From The Rain


“It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” 
― Leo Buscaglia

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Wednesday

Portrait of a White-crowned Sparrow


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“Making this a better world happens one person at a time. You cannot force your beliefs on anyone. Rather, be the example that others can emulate. Live your life so that others may be inspired by your words and deeds. 
That's how change happens.” 
― Tom Giaquinto
from his book
Be a Good Human 

Tuesday

Autumn Blue Jay


"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is 
to let things go."
- Unknown 

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Friday

An Autumn Forest - A Mosaic of Color


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

Autumn Trees in Prices Park
Blacksburg, Virginia

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Wednesday

Yellow-rumped Warbler in Autumn


"A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings and forget the day's troubles" 
~ Unknown

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Monday

Robin in the Burning Bush


"Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go; Scatter bits of courtesy-watch them grow and grow. Gather buds of friendship, keep them till full-blown; You will find more happiness than you have ever known." 
- Amy R. Raabe

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Sunday

Female Cardinal In The Dogwood - Wild Birds of Autumn


"Be true to yourself. Make each day your masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day." 
~ John Wooden

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Tuesday

The Train Trestle - Autumn at Bisset Park


"...I see the turning of a leaf 
dancing in an autumn sun, 
and brilliant shades of crimson 
glowing when a day is done..." 
~ Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott

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Monday

Eastern Bluebird in Autumn


"Love what is simple and beautiful. 
These are the essentials." 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Colors of Autumn



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"October gave a party; 
The leaves by hundreds came- 
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, 
And leaves of every name. 
The Sunshine spread a carpet, 
And everything was grand, 
Miss Weather led the dancing, 
Professor Wind the band." 
 George Cooper 

Thursday

Autumn Dances on the Branches


“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, 
then autumn would be the magic hour." 
- Victoria Erickson

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Sunday

Dancing in the Storm


My favorite "Dancing Trees" along 
Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg.

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You can see "Dancing Under the Moon" - HERE 

Horse in the Autumn Pasture


"All life is an experiment. 
The more experiments you make the better." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday

Out in the Country - Barn In Autumn


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 "Whenever I need to leave it all behind 
Or feel the need to get away-ay-ay 
I find a quiet place, far from the human race 
Out in the country 
Before the breathin' air is gone 
Before the sun is just a bright spot in the night-time Out where the rivers like to run 
I stand alone and take back somethin' 
worth rememberin'" - 

Songwriters: Paul H. Williams / Roger S. Nichols 
Sung by Three Dog Night (one of my faves!)

Thursday

Fawn Frolics at the Fence


Fawn frolics at the fence along the 
aptly named - Deerfield Trail.

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Wednesday

Cedar Waxwing Fans His Tail


"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

Cedar Waxwing shows off his yellow tail-tips

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Tuesday

White-throated Sparrow Surrounded by Autumn


"Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of it's own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle." 
~ Paulo Coelho

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Wednesday

Fox Sparrow in Autumn Leaves


“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tuesday

The Crow


"On a bare branch a crow is perched - 
autumn evening” 
― Bashō

This Art created from my original photograph.

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Monday

Web in the Berries


"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." — Thich Nhat Hanh

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Sunday

Deer In The Forest



"If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature...." 
— John Burroughs

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Wednesday

Heart Connections


“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” 
― Maya Angelou

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Sunday

Hummingbird Moments


"Live in this moment now – it is sacred and unrepeatable. This moment alone holds valuable gifts that should not be missed.” 
― Steve Goodier

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Carolina Wren Joins Me For A Walk


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

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Friday

Viceroy Butterfly and Friend


“Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse. Even though things are not as we would like, we can still be content, knowing we are trying our best and will continue to do so." 
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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Tuesday

Hummingbird in the Jewelweed


"Life is a voyage of discovery." 
 ~ Unknown

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The hummingbirds were out in great numbers during our walk yesterday.  Fueling up for their long 
journey perhaps.  
This Art was created from my original photograph
taken yesterday along the Huckleberry Trail
in Blacksburg,Virginia.  

Sunday

Along The Trail - Deerfield Trail Blacksburg Virginia


"If we all tried to make other people's paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on." 
 ~ Myrtle Reed

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Country Church in Autumn


"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." 
Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Forest Hill United Methodist Church
Forest Hill, West Virginia 

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Thursday

Pretty Lady Posing - Female Cardinal



"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." 
~ Jack Layton

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Tuesday

August Leaf 2




"It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our nose is what we see last." 
- William Barrett

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