Tuesday

I've Struck Gold


 “The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown...
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.”
― Helen Hunt Jackson

Monday

Bridge Walk at The New River Trail State Park


“Then I realized that to be more alive, 
I had to be less afraid. So I did it. 
I lost my fear and gained my whole life.” 
– Anonymous

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Sunday

A Leaf Collage


"Leaves drift softly earthward toward the grass
Spring and summer blend from green to gold ..."
Corby Magnuson, The Measure of Leaves

Lake View at Claytor Lake State Park


“Make your heart like a lake, with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness.” 
- Lao Tzu 

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Thursday

Rose and Purple

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
― Joseph Addison

More of my flowers - HERE

Monday

Peek-A-Boo With a Cardinal

“Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.”
~ Unknown

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Saturday

Hummingbird In Flight

“Make the most of the best
and the least of the worst.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

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Monday

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly in the Purple

“I believe the best way to begin reconnecting humanity's heart, mind, and soul to nature is for us to share our individual stories.”
- J. Drew Lanham

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Anemone in Black and White


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Anemone in White


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

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Monarch in Flight over the Butterfly Bush


“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

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Thursday

Red Beauty

"Flowers are the music of the ground.
From earth's lips spoken without sound."
Edwin Curran

More of my flower images - HERE

Tuesday

Jewelweed After The Rain

“Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.”
― Richard Wilbur
———-
Jewelweed after the rain.

Thursday

Hummingbird in the Nightshade Wildflowers

"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."
- John Ruskin

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Wednesday

A Sense of Wonder


"Always take time to smell the flowers, 
and let it fill you with beauty, 
and rediscover that sense of wonder." 
- Louis Schwartzberg

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

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Monday

Hummingbird Ballet in the Jewelweed


"Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has.” 
- John Lubbock

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Sunday

Sunlight in the Forest


“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” 
- A. A.Milne

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Walking on Sunshine - Hummingbird


"Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows."
- Helen Keller 

I captured this little hummingbird taking a rest.
She had been fiercely guarding this flower
from the other hummingbirds.

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Pre-Launch and Lift-off


Japanese Beetle  
on (and off) the Teasel.
Just some of the things I see when I'm out walking.

Heritage Park
Blacksburg, Virginia 

Pink Coneflower Close-up


"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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Thursday

Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
on the Thistle.

Inspired by song by The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon 

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Sunday

White Water Lily and Reflection


"Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." 
 ― Charles Dickens

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Water Lily X 2


"My wish is to stay always like this, 
living quietly in a corner of nature." 
 - Claude Monet

Saturday

Trust in the Magic of New Beginnings


"And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." 
― Meister Eckhart

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Friday

I Must Have Flowers Always and Always


"I must have flowers, always and always." 
- Claude Monet

Water Lily at the Hahn Garden Pond

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Thursday

Wednesday

This Bud's For You


“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” 
– Buddha 

Hibiscus bud before the petals have unfurled.

Monday

Hummingbird Moth Flies To the Verbena


“If we counted our blessings instead of our money, 
we would all be rich.” 
- Linda Poindexter

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Saturday

Like a Dreamsicle


“Happiness held is the seed; 
Happiness shared is the flower.” 
– John Harrigan

From my walk at the Hahn Garden 07-25-20 

Tuesday

Summer Scenery - Coneflowers


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

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Monday

Catbird with a berry


"Summertime is always the best 
of what might be." 
 ~ Charles Bowden

More of my Catbirds - HERE 

Sunday

Let's BEE Friends


“Kindness always leaves a timeless deposit 
on the heart.” 
― Molly Friedenfeld

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Saturday

Teasel in Bloom Against the Sky



"Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you'll see the world from another perspective." 
― Thea Kristine May

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Four For Brunch - Cedar Waxwings


“Don't seek to be happy; let everyone else chase after that rainbow. Seek to be kind, and you'll find the rainbow follows you.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich

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Friday

Abstract Art - Sunset Over the Mountains



“A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.” 
― Crystal Woods  

I created this art from a photograph of a sunset 
that I captured at Pipestem State Park 
in Pipestem, West Virginia.

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Wednesday

Peaceful Morning at Hungry Mother State Park


“When you feel a peaceful joy, 
that's when you are near truth.” 
― Rumi

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Tuesday

Monday

Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Clover


"Every day you are alive is a special occasion. 
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God." 
 ~ Mary Manin Morrissey

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Thursday

Blue On the Wings


“The most beautiful moments in life 
are moments when you are expressing your joy, 
not when you are seeking it.” 
― Jaggi Vasudev

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Wednesday

Painted Turtle on the Climb


“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” 
― Guillaume Apollinaire

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Monday

Keep Pushing Through



“Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.” 
― Thomas S. Monson


Sunday

Cedar Waxwing in the Serviceberry


"...the thankful heart... will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings." 
 ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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More of my Cedar Waxwings - HERE 

Saturday

God Bless America


"God bless America, land that I love 
Stand beside her and guide her 
Through the night with the light from above 
From the mountains to the prairies 
To the oceans white with foam 
God bless America, my home sweet home" 
- Irving Berlin

Friday

Firecracker in the Garden - Lily


Now this is my kind of firecracker. 
 Lovely to look at but not as noisy!

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Thursday

Wednesday

Male Goldfinch in the Verbena


"The goldfinch has many pretty ways. 
 He is one of our most amiable birds." 
 - John Burroughs

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Tuesday

Hydrangea Beauty


“The quieter you become, 
the more you are able to hear.” 
― Rumi

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Sunday

Summer at Pandapas Pond


“Finding your purpose is a lifelong adventure. 
Enjoy the journey.” 
― Todd Stocker

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Beach Walk at Sunrise - Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina


“The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.” 
 ― Anthony T. Hincks

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Kiss the Joy As It Flies


"It's the little things that make up the richest part of the tapestry of our lives." 
 ~ Robert Ward

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