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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Sunday

Autumn Along The Greenbrier River


"Every season hath its pleasures; 
 Spring may boast her flowery prime, 
 Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures 
 Brighten Autumn's soberer time." 
 - Thomas Moore

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Saturday

August Leaf 1


"Time does not change us. 
 It just unfolds us." 
- Max Frisch

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Saturday was a typical Autumn day - but in August --  cloudy, cool (I even wore a light jacket) and a bit drizzly. I saw no butterflies on my walks, but I did find some beautifully colored leaves that had already fallen. I am going to do a leaf series from all of the leaves I found today. So fittingly this one is called - August Leaf 1. I captured this at Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia.

Autumn Trees in the Fog


"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." 
- Jeremy Irons

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Wednesday

Hummingbird Flashes His Tail Feathers


"Don't you know how 
sweet and wonderful life can be?" 
~ Marvin Gaye  

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  I'm pretty sure there was another hummingbird around and this little one did not want to share the flower. All part of the "sweet and wonderful" of life.

Sunday

Boardwalk Along the Huckleberry Trail - Blacksburg Virginia


“Wherever we go in the mountains, 
or indeed in any of God's wild fields, 
we find more than we seek.” 
 ― John Muir 

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A Magical Place along the Huckleberry Trail
in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jim had actually discovered it on one of his bike rides and told me about it. It is near one of my walking trails, but on the other side of the road. It is part of the new portion of the Huckleberry Trail that links the trail to Glade Road and crosses a wetland area.
Many more visits are in my future!


Saturday

Lady in the Lantana - 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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Friday

The Delicate Wings of a Hummingbird


"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." 
 - Kahlil Gibran

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Thursday

Flicker In the Forest - Northern Flicker


Male Northern Flicker - Claytor Lake 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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Wednesday

Butterfly at the Fence


"Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living." 
 - Joseph Campbell

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Monday

Four Butterflies



 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with two Fritillary butterflies 
and a Pearl Crescent in the background.

"Let my heart be still a moment 
and this mystery explore..." 
— Edgar Allan Poe  

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Sunday

Hummingbird in Flight - Tiny Feet and Wonderful Wings


“There are no two hours alike. 
Every hour is unique 
and the only one given at the moment, 
exclusive and endlessly precious." 
 ― Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Saturday

Magical Moment with a Monarch Butterfly


“Often in life those seemingly ordinary moments hold the most extraordinary meaning.” 
 ― Ken Poirot

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Friday

Great Blue Heron at Claytor Lake State Park



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"Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself 
so that you can hear it in others." 
- Marian Wright Edelman

Thursday

Male Cardinal

"The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys." 
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Tuesday

Bridge Through The Trees At Hungry Mother State Park


"There is something in the nature of silence which affects me deeply. Why it is I know not; but I do know that I love to be alone 
at such an hour as this.  
~ Charles Lanman

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Sunday

Claytor Lake Before Sunrise


“I'd rather have a rock in my pocket 
than a label on my shoe.” 
 ― Ross Caligiuri

Claytor Lake State Park
Dublin, Virginia

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