Friday

Little Wood Satyr


"Look closely. The beautiful may be small." 
 ~ Immanuel Kant

I "think" this is a Little Wood Satyr Butterfly 

Thursday

Heritage Park Walking Trail


“Never have I thought so much, never have I realised my own existence so much, been so much alive, been so much myself ... as in those journeys which I have made alone and afoot." 
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Tuesday

Lovely Petals


"Never miss an opportunity 
to make others happy...." 
~ Author Unknown

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Saturday

The Tulip Tree - Also Known As The Tulip Poplar


“A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich

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Thursday

Good Eats - Robin Ready To Feed The Youngster


“The more you cultivate joy, 
the more joy you will feel and be able to share.” 
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Wednesday

Bathing Beauty - Ruby-crowned Kinglet


"The place to be happy is here. 
The time to be happy is now. 
The way to be happy is to make others so." 
- Robert Ingersoll

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Sunday

Male Goldfinch Portrait


"Teach us delight in the simple things, And mirth that has no bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men beneath the sun."
- Rudyard Kipling

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Saturday

Bird Art - Rose-breasted Grosbeak


This Art created from my original photograph below

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A positive attitude accelerates 
your development as a creative person. 
Believe in yourself. 
- Nita Leland


Bee in the Flowers


“Raise your words, not voice. 
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
 ― Rumi

Artsy version - HERE 

Tuesday

The Beauty 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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Monday

Bird Art - Tree Swallow



“Kindness can transform someone's 
dark moment with a blaze of light. 
You'll never know how much your caring matters. 
Make a difference for another today.” 
― Amy Leigh Mercree

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Sunday

Japanese Andromeda


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Close up of the tiny bell shaped petals.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” 
― Washington Irving

Saturday

Gray Catbird


"I wonder why it is we are not all 
kinder to each other ... 
How much the world needs it! 
How easily it is done!" 
— Henry Drummond

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak


“Abundance is not what you hold in your hand. Rather, it's what you have in your heart." 
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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Friday

Cedar Waxwings in Love


"Each moment of the year has its own beauty... 
a picture which was never before 
and shall never be seen again." 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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As I was walking along one of the trails, I came upon this sweet Cedar Waxwing couple. I've edited the background to make it look "arty". 
 It was a thrill for me to capture this moment.

Monday

Red-bellied Woodpecker - Backyard Birding


“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, 
in the process, care for ourselves.” 
― Princess Diana

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Saturday

Baltimore Oriole

"Don't be pushed by your problems. 
Be led by your dreams." 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This lovely Baltimore Oriole
paid me a visit today.

Dreamy Days - Song Sparrow


“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” 
― Maya Angelou

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Friday

Female Cardinal - Backyard Birding


“Hope 
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, 
Whispering 'it will be happier'...” 
― Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Tuesday

Dogwood Dreams


“To love means loving the unlovable. 
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. 
Hope means hoping when 
everything seems hopeless.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

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Monday

Song Sparrow - Backyard Birding

The real things haven't changed. 
It is still best to be honest and truthful; 
to make the most of what we have; 
to be happy with simple pleasures; 
and have courage when things go wrong. 
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Sunday

Twelve-spotted Skimmer Dragonfly


“The more that you read, 
the more things you will know. 
The more that you learn, 
the more places you'll go.” 
― Dr. Seuss

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Saturday

Dandelion Dreams


 “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt 

The Collage above is a compilation of the
3 images below
and is available - 
HERE 



The above image available - HERE 


The above image available - HERE 


The above image is available - HERE 

Friday

Eastern Towhee Forages On the Ground


"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, 
drink the wild air." 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thursday

Fritillary In The Flowers



"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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Monday

Undiscovered Virtues


What is a weed? 
 A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday

Oh Those Feathers - Young Robin


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

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Blue Ridge Parkway Views - Trees on the Knob


"The sun has come out... 
and the air is vivid with spring light." 
 ~ Byron Caldwell Smith

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For The Love Of Lilacs


"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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Wednesday

Blue Jay Gathers Twigs

Blue Jay gathers twigs

“He who plants kindness gathers love.” 
― Saint Basil

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Monday

Sunday

Peter Cottontail


"Here comes Peter Cottontail 
Hoppin' down the bunny trail...."
Songwriters: Jack Rollins / Steve Nelson

White-spotted Sable Moth


"My wonder button 
is being pushed all the time." 
- Carl Sagan

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Saturday

Wings of a Dove


Collared Dove in flight
Blacksburg, Virginia 

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Pasqueflower - also known as Easter Flower


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"Think of your fellow man, 
lend him a helping hand 
Put a little love in your heart 

You see, it's getting late, 
oh, please don't hesitate 
Put a little love in your heart 

And the world will be a better place 
And the world will be a better place 
for you and me 
You just wait and see"  
- songwriters: Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers

Friday

Chickadee Friends


“If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.” 
― Loretta Girzaitis

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Thursday

Painted Petals


“Be the celebrators, celebrate! 
.....the flowers have bloomed, the birds are singing, the sun is there in the sky—celebrate it! You are breathing and you are alive and you have consciousness, celebrate it!” 
― Osho

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Blowing in the Wind - Coltsfoot Wildflower Seed Head


“The little cares that fretted me, 
I lost them yesterday 
Among the fields above the sea, 
Among the winds at play.” 
― Unknown

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Bashful Beauty - Female Cardinal Behind the Branches


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

Wednesday

Splish Splash He Was Taking a Bath


“Accept where you are, accept what you have, accept who you are ~ do what you can with all of that and let it be enough.” 
― Nikki Rowe

Robin takes a bath in the garden pond.

Sunday

Flight of the House Finch

"I held my breath 
as we do sometimes 
to stop time 
when something wonderful has touched us" 
~ Mary Oliver

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Saturday

Spring Blooms


“Never yet was a springtime, 
when the buds forgot to bloom." 
— Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

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Magnolia Serenade - Carolina Wren


“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” 
― Claude Monet

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