Sunday

In The Forest Series - Tree Bark Patterns


"The forests are the flags of nature. They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world." 
- Enos A. Mills

Looking closely at the patterns in the Tree Bark.

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Saturday

In The Forest Series - Summer Leftover 1


“One of the things that makes you feel good is to get out into nature—go walking, go hiking, go swimming in the ocean, or wherever you live, in a river or a lake, experience the beauty of America, experience how America is such a sacred place. Everywhere you go in this land, our people have been there and they have said, 
“This place is sacred.” 
 ― Charles Alexander Eastman, 
Living in Two Worlds: The American Indian Experience

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Thursday

Milkweed Seed Pods


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

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Wednesday

Hungry Mother State Park - A View Through The Trees


"Between every two pines is a doorway 
to a new world." 
 — John Muir 

 The Visitor Center at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia, as seen from the other side of the lake along the Lake Loop Trail. We visited for the first time in December 2016  nd had such a wonderful time! I highly recommend this wonderful State Park!

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Virginia Tech Duck Pond Gazebo in Winter


Where we love is home, 
Home that our feet may leave, 
but not our hearts. 
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Sunday

Winter Branches


"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ..... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." 
- Ruth Stout

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Tuesday

Peace In the Quiet


“Joy – in the fall, winter, and always in the mountains where people are few, wildlife is abundant and there is peace in the quiet.” 
 - Donna Lynn Hope  

Snow-covered pine tree in Radford after our 
first snow of the season on Saturday 12-09-17

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Sunday

Winter Magic



“Love sharpens the eye, the ear, the touch; it quickens the feet, it steadies the hand, it arms against the wet and the cold. What we love to do, that we do well. To know is not all; it is only half. To love is the other half.” 
 ― John Burroughs

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Saturday

Tree Lined Winter Road


“I love the arrival of a new season — each one bringing with it its own emotion: spring is full of hope; summer is freedom; autumn is a colourful release, and winter brings an enchanting peace." 
― Giovanna Fletcher

Winter arrived on 12-09-17
Along the road in Radford, Virginia 

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Friday

Male Northern Cardinal in the Snow


"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!" 
~ Thomas Wentworth

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Wednesday

Art in Nature


"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. 
 So do it." 
 ― Kurt Vonnegut

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Monday

Fishing at Sunrise - Claytor Lake State Park


"The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour." 
- Henry David Thoreau

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Friday

Cedar Waxwing with Windblown Crest



"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." 
~ Thornton Wilder

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Thursday

Tufted Titmouse in Autumn


No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face.... 
 ~ John Donne

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Sunday

The Grand Finale - Autumn at Pipestem State Park


“Fall ......The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
 ― Lauren DeStefano

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Fog In the Mountains - Pipestem State Park


“The mountains are calling and I must go.” 
 ― John Muir

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Wednesday

The Garden Gazebo


“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
― Victor Hugo

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Riverway Trail At Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


“There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.” 
 ― Katelyn S. Bolds     

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Sunday

New River Views - Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. 
~ Richard Feynman

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Friday

Along The New River at Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


"Count your blessings. There are many beautiful things in life to appreciate. The gift of life is priceless." 
- Lailah Gifty Akita

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Tuesday

Footbridge at Bisset Park - Radford Virginia


"All that is gold does not glitter, 
Not all those who wander are lost. 
The old that is strong does not wither, 
Deep roots are not reached by the frost." 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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Sunday

Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain - Peaks of Otter


The reason old souls enjoy spending time alone is because they never really are. 
~ Author unknown

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Thursday

Young Robin Blending in with the Berries


Nature gets into our souls and opens doors to hidden parts of ourselves. 
- Pamela Heyda

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Tuesday

Claytor Lake - Boats at the Marina



"It was one of the loveliest days in early autumn, and the general atmosphere had a tendency to subdue every feeling of the heart, and threw me in a thoughtful mood." 
 ~ Charles Lanman

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Sunday

Gazebo Sunrise at Claytor Lake State Park


"Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn. 
 It will never be just like this again." 
 ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunrise at Claytor Lake State Park

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Wednesday

Rock Cairn Along The Bluestone River


"It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love." 
 — Thich Nhat Hanh


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Entwined



“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined...." 
― Pablo Neruda

The Therapy of Flowers


“You could wonder for hours what flowers mean, but for me, they're life itself, in all its happy brilliance. We couldn't do with out flowers. Flowers help you forget life's tragedies.” 

― Marc Chagall


Monday

Deere In the Wildflowers


"Creativity is intelligence having fun." 
 — Albert Einstein

John Deere that is :)

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Friday

Monarch Butterfly


When the world says, "Give up," 
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." 
~Author Unknown

Monarch Butterfly from Labor Day Weekend - 2017


Tuesday

Painted Lady Butterfly


"Wander a whole summer if you can...time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it....." 
 ― John Muir

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Sunday

There Is Only ONE Today


Powerful words!

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A Gentle Breath of Heaven - Hummingbird Art


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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Monarch in the Mist


To look at any thing, 
If you would know that thing, 
 You must look at it long... 
 John Moffitt

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Wednesday

Mountains, Lake and Trail



But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. 
~ John Muir

This image was captured along the Lake Loop Trail at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia and may be my favorite image from the week we spent there. With this you have a bit of everything: The mountains through the trees, part of the hiking trail, and a lovely view of Hungry Mother Lake between the trees as well.

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Monday

Lake View Splendor


“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” 
 ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl


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Sunday

Delicate Wings of a Dragonfly


"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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Tuesday

Lake Reflections at Hungry Mother State Park


"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes." 
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflections at Hungry Mother State Park
Marion, Virginia


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Monday

Bee and Anemone


“A work of arte; and yet no arte of man, 
Can worke, this worke, these little creatures can” 
– Geffrey Whitney, 1586

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Tuesday

Flower of the Sun



"After you have been kind, 
after Love has stolen forth 
into the world and done its beautiful work, 
go back into the shade again 
and say nothing about it." 
Henry Drummond from the book Beautiful Thoughts published in 1892

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Armadillo


“Originality is the key to being memorable.” 
 ― Suzy Kassem

In Summer 2016 we visited Melbourne, Florida where I saw
my first Armadillo! 

Monday

Hummingbird Moths In Flight - Delight and Joy


"Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy; 
 they heed not our expectancy; 
 But round some corner of the streets of life 
 they of a sudden greet us with a smile." 
 ~ Gerald Massey

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Thursday

Amazing Insects - Hummingbird Moth


"Look everywhere. There are miracles and curiosities to fascinate and intrigue for many lifetimes:.." 
Jay Woodman

My First of Year sighting of a Hummingbird Moth
Heritage Park - Blacksburg, VA
07-09-17


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Tuesday

Resting On Purple

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home." 
 - Gary Snyder

Cabbage White Butterfly 

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Monday

Chili Pepper Art


You can't use up creativity. 
The more you use, the more you have. 
- Maya Angelou


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Thursday

Life Delights In Life


"For everything that lives is holy, 
life delights in life." 
- William Blake  

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Wednesday

White Hydrangea


"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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Monday

In Love with Lavender


“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”
 ― Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Thursday

Driftwood Beach in Black and White

"I realized if I wait until I'm not scared to try new things, then I'll never get to try them at all.” 
 ― Marie Sexton

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island in Georgia 

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