Monday

Peony in Pink


 “Happiness cannot be traveled to, 
owned, earned, worn or consumed. 
Happiness is the spiritual experience 
of living every minute 
with love, grace, and gratitude.” 
– Denis Waitley 

 Pink Peony in bloom 
Hahn Horticulture Garden 05-01-2021

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Common Yellowthroat On A Branch

 


"This is a wonderful day, 
I have never seen this one before." 
- Maya Angelou

The highlight of my weekend was seeing this Common Yellowthroat
at the Hahn Garden in Blacksburg, Virginia  
05-01-2021

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Great Blue Heron Wades The Neuse River


 "Smile your best smile at everyone you see. Think about all the things you have to be thankful for... and smile. The world will smile with you." 
 - Frank Bettger

Great Blue Heron along the Neuse River 
in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tuesday

Neuse River Trail - Raleigh North Carolina

 


"In every walk with nature 
one receives far more than he seeks." 
- John Muir

 The Neuse River Trail - Raleigh, North Carolina

Monday

A Perfect Spring Day


                                                 "An altered look about the hills; 
A Tyrian light the village fills; 
A wider sunrise in the dawn; 
A deeper twilight on the lawn; 
A print of a vermilion foot; 
A purple finger on the slope; 
A flippant fly upon the pane; 
A spider at his trade again; A
n added strut in chanticleer; 
A flower expected everywhere ..." 
- Emily Dickinson, Nature: April


 Yesterday was one of the most beautiful Spring Days 
that I can remember. 
A bit of a chill in the air - but bright sunshine! 
These tulips were calling to me - at the Hahn Garden in Blacksburg, VA

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Forest Visitor


 “There is an undeniable exhilaration in moment of even the smallest discovery.” 
 ― Graham Moore

From my walk along the Huckleberry Trail on 04-17-2021

Print Available - HERE 

Male Cardinal - Spring Portrait


"Spring makes the world a happy place 
You see a smile on every face. 
Flowers come out and birds arrive, 
Oh, isn’t it grand to be alive?" 
- Author Unknown

Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Goodbye Daddy


"Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen."
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- In memory of my father who passed away March 25, 2021 -

Monday

Winter Blooms - Hellebore


 It is the first mild day of March: 
Each minute sweeter than before... 
There is a blessing in the air.... 
 ~ William Wordsworth

Print Available - HERE 

Tuesday

House Finch in Spring Green


“Spring is coming….Time for some cleaning. Remove all the self-doubt, worry, jealousy, regret, anger, guilt, or any other negative emotions that are holding you back from your happy, fulfilled life.”
Nanette Mathews

Male House Finch from April 2020

Print Available - HERE


Thursday

Venus Dogwood


“The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!” 
― Jen Selinsky

Dreaming of Spring

Monday

Spring in the Garden


“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”
— Jessica Harrelson

  Image captured at the Hahn Garden - April 2020.

Sunday

Happy Valentine's Day


     "Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces." 
— Rumi

The Dance of Winter


 "They who sing through the summer 
must dance in the winter." 
- Italian Proverb

Print Available - HERE 

From our early morning snowstorm
02-07-2021 

Bird Art - Hawk in Flight

   
"See with the eyes of love, 
 Hear with the ears of love, 
Work with the hands of love, 
Think thoughts of love, 
Feel love in every nerve." 
-Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Blacksburg Sunrise


“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
—William Arthur Ward

A Beautiful Sunrise here in Blacksburg
02-06-2021 7:11 am

Cow G970


 What a precious face!

Print Available - HERE 

Friday

Bird Art - Red-bellied Woodpecker Holds On


 "Smile your best smile at everyone you see. Think about all the things you have to be thankful for... and smile. The world will smile with you." 
 -Frank Bettger

This Print Available - HERE 

Sunday

Happy Little Flowers

“Flowers are like friends; 
They bring color to your world.” 
– Unknown

My original hand drawn art.

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Sunny Sunflowers To Brighten Your Day


 "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." 
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

This Sunflower Print Available - HERE 

Bird Expressions - Mockingbird with Attitude

Of all the things you wear, 
your expression is the most important.
~ Janet Lane

Print Available - HERE 


White-crowned Sparrow


"Interest in the changing seasons is a much happier state of mind than being hopelessly in love with spring."
- George Santayana

Oh but I AM hopelessly in love with Spring, Summer and Fall ....
Winter not so much!
But it does give me an opportunity to capture birds in the snow.

Sunday

Tufted Titmouse - Perched and Posing


 The happiness of your life 
depends upon the quality of your thoughts. 
Marcus Aurelius

Print Available - HERE 

Blacksburg Sunrise


 Blacksburg, Virginia Sunrise
01-24-21    7:22 am

Come Sail Away


Abstract Art inspired by the song -
"Come Sail Away" -
Songwriter: Dennis De Young

Prints and more Available - HERE 

All Neck and Knees


 “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” 
—Maya Angelou

A Great Blue Heron shows off his lovely "knees" and long neck.

Saturday

Cedar Waxwing Flight


 "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

Print Available - HERE 

Wednesday

Carolina Wren on a Winter Day


 “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” 
– Robert Brault

Print Available - HERE 

Saturday

Tufted Titmouse on a Winter Day


 "Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." 
 - John Boswell

Print Available - HERE 

Thursday

On The Forest Floor


 “Almost the entire world is asleep. 
Those who are awake live in constant amazement.” 
― Tom Hanks, Joe vs. the Volcano

Lichen that had fallen off of a tree onto the forest floor.  
It seems like there's an entire miniature world 
on the forest floor.

Print Available - HERE 

Monday

Snow Day Rendezvous - Male and Female Cardinal


 "One kind word can warm three winter months." 
 ~ Japanese Proverb

Print Available - HERE 

Winter Morning Along The Road


 I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." 
- Lewis Carroll

We had the BEST kind of snow last week - 
it stuck to the trees but not to the road :)
This was the day after our snow - and it was still clinging beautifully
to the trees. 

Saturday

Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker



Female Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker
sits in a tree in my yard during our first snow of 2021
01-08-2021


 And off she goes!

"Amazement awaits us at every corner." 
 ~ James Broughton

Wednesday

Male Cardinal on the Hunt


"Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment." 
— Rumi

Artsy version of this cardinal - HERE 

Tuesday

Bluebird in the Brambles

"Lean forward into your life.
Begin each day as if it were on purpose."
― Mary Anne Radmacher

Print Available - HERE

Captured during a visit to Claytor Lake State park on a
gray January Day.

Sunday

Beginnings and Endings

A Beautiful Morning begins at Claytor Lake State Park

Print Available - HERE 



                 “Softly the evening came with the sunset.” 
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And the evening of the same day - January 2, 2021 
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