Sunday

Draper Mountain Overlook


 “Autumn would come to this place of welcome, 
this place I would know to be home. 
Autumn would come and the air would grow cool, 
dry and magic, as it does that time of the year.” 
— Henry Rollins 

Draper Mountain Overlook - Pulaski County Virginia

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Saturday

Sunday

Autumn Leaf


 "Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined 
And spreads a common feast for all that live."
- James Thomson

Saturday

Bluebird Moments


 “Good morning! Another day, another blessing 
and another chance at life. 
Take nothing for granted 
and think of every breath as a gift.” 
– Unknown

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Sunday

Pulaski County Trail

What is most important is to find peace 
and to share it with others. 
To have peace, you can begin by walking peacefully. 
Everything depends on your steps. 
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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The Sun Sets on a Beautiful Day


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More Adventures


 “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” 
– Drew Houston

Looking at the New River from 
Whitt-Riverbend Park in 
Ripplemead, Virginia.

Saturday

A Beautiful Day for a Walk


 “‘Dear old world’, she murmured,
 ‘you are very lovely, 
and I am glad to be alive in you.‘” 
-  L. M. Montgomery

From my walk - 09-04-2021 -
in Pulaski County, Virginia.

Sunday

Colorful Sunflower


 “See the light in others, 
and treat them as if that is all you see.” 
– Dr. Wayne Dyer

A Beautiful Day on the Farm


 "Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough." 
 ~ Richard Feynman

Barn and Horses from a visit to Foster Falls - part of the
New River Trail State Park.

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Jefferson National Forest - Pembroke Virginia


 “Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.” 
 - John Muir

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Summer Delight - Monarch Butterfly


“Take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.” 
- Horace

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Thursday

Skipper on the Marigold


 "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." 
 — Hans Christian Andersen

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Sunday

Hummingbird Captures The Flower


 As I was watching this little hummingbird dive into the purple flowers, 
I was fortunate to see it come out with one of the flowers
on its beak. 
A Lucky Shot for Sure!

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Saturday

He Wears It Well


 “Surround yourself with positive people and you’ll be a positive person.” 
– Kellie Pickler

Male Eastern Bluebird

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Tiny Dancers


“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” 
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

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In The Purple - A Hummingbird Moth

"For every beauty 
there is an eye somewhere to see it. 
For every truth 
there is an ear somewhere to hear it. 
For every love there is a heart 
somewhere to receive it." 
- Ivan Panin

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Saturday

Raindrops on the Lily


"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

- Dalai Lama

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Wednesday

Hummingbird in the Bee Balm


 “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” 
— Leo Buscaglia

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Monday

Inside a Lily


 “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” 
- Seneca

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Sunday

Catbird Berry Toss


 "He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, 
and he who plants kindness gathers love." 
 ~ St. Basil

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Monday

Adventures Are Just Around The Corner


 “Always there has been an adventure just around the corner…and the world is still full of corners.”
 ― Roy Chapman Andrews

The Huckleberry Trail in Blacksburg, Virginia
(Glade Road Side)

Saturday

The Beauty of Lilies

"May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging
be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a
voice of blessing whispering in your heart ...
something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of
guilt, fear, disappointment and despair.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging."
- John O’Donahue

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Friday

Fritillary on a Flower


 "Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit." 
 — Robert J. Furey

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Sunday

Brown Thrasher Takes Flight


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, 
you cease for ever to be able to do it.” 
― J. M. Barrie

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Friday

Lady in Yellow - Female Goldfinch


 “Life truly is precious. 
Gather every moment of it into your arms 
& embrace it.” 
― Paula Abdul

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Male


 "By smiling, we initiate a wonderful chain reaction, touching the joy in anyone we encounter. 
A smile is an ambassador of goodwill.”
 ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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Cicada Close-up


 Each of us is a unique strand 
in the intricate web of life 
and here to make a contribution. 
 ― Deepak Chopra

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Tuesday

Frog In The Pond


 Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail. 
~ Og Mandino

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Mr Frog just relaxing in the garden pond
05-22-2021 

Sunday

Robin Feeds the Fledgling


 “If you put a smile on someone's face, 
it was a good day.” 
― Harvey Stelman

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Rose-breasted Grosbeaks - Male and Female


"A smile is the only status symbol of value." 
 - Francis McCrossan

Male and Female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Friday

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

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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

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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.

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