The Last Sunrise of 2020

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, 
not tomorrow or next year…
Today should always be our most wonderful day.
– Thomas Dreier

Sunrise - December 31, 2020
7:23 AM


Winter Art - Tufted Titmouse in the Snow

“Spread love everywhere you go." 
 – Mother Teresa

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Carolina Wren Belts Out a Tune

“He who sings scares away his woes.”
― Cervantes

Carolina Wren sings his song.
I captured this image
during a Mid-December visit to Claytor Lake State Park.
We purchased a 1 year pass to Claytor Lake back in September and have visited many
times since then. Lots of outdoor space!
Jim has taken up bike riding, so he rides his bike
while I take pictures. It's a Win Win Situation!


Sunrise and Freezing Fog

“O, Sunlight! 

The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” 

— Roman Payne

Sunrise 12-19-2020

7:19 am


Female Cardinal with Ice on Her Feathers

“Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day of the year.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our weather event here in Blacksburg, VA yesterday was
an ice event, not a snow event (although it did start snowing a bit last night).
I chose this image to show you the
ice accumulating on the Female Cardinal's feathers.
The birds didn't seem to be bothered by it and eventually shook it off.

Male Cardinal Poses for His Portrait

“You can always give something, 
even if it is just kindness.” 
 – Anne Frank


Bare Branches and Blue Sky

 “Trees are poems that the earth 
writes upon the sky.” 
- Khalil Gibran

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More Tree Hugs

“Hugs are the universal medicine.”
- Unknown

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An Amazing Sunrise

"The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise."

Lamentations 3:22-23 (GNT)

 An Amazing Sunrise seen just off of my back deck 

12-12-2020 - Blacksburg, Virginia 


White-breasted Nuthatch

“We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, 
an act of kindness.” 
 – Mary Davis

More Nuthatches - HERE 


Carolina Wren in the Snow


“You can never know the ripple effect you create with one tiny gesture of kindness.” 
– Elle Sommer

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Blue Jay with Cold Feet

“How beautiful a day can be
when kindness touches it.”
― George Elliston

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The Hopeful Cardinal

"Love awoke one winter's night
And wander'd through the snowbound land,
And calling to beasts and birds
Bid them his message understand.
And from the forest all wild things
That crept or flew obeyed love's call,
And learned from him the golden words
Of brotherhood for one and all."
- Author Unknown

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Brown Creeper - Creeping Up the Tree

The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.
~ Wally Lamb

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