Friday

What are those green things on the forest floor?



These are the first "green things" of late winter/early spring
I find in the forest (along with ferns).  These pop up before
the wildflowers.
I wondered what they were.



I have found out that they are called Fan Clubmoss
also known as Ground Cedar and also known as Bears Paw in Southwest Virginia (where I am)

Wikipedia has some great info on this plant - HERE 

These were seen during my walk along 
Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg, VA on 02-21-18

Sunday

Pink Coneflower - Flowers of Summer


“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” 
 ― Ray Bradbury

Prints and More are Available on my Website - HERE 

Thursday

Iris - Flowers of Spring


"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens: the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." 
- Katherine S. White

Prints, Cards, Journals and More are Available 
on my Website - HERE 

Wednesday

Black Vulture


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” 
 ― Confucius

Not what one would think of as a "beautiful bird" but they are so very beneficial!
This was taken at Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia
which is part of Virginia's Birding and Wildlife Trail.
A Great place for Birding!

Available on my Website - HERE

Tuesday

Spring Beginnings Along The Creek - Deerfield Trail Blacksburg, Virginia


“Spring drew on...and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” 
 ― Charlotte Brontë

This was taken on a beautiful March day.
I'm looking forward to those days again!

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Monday

Messy Weather


We often hear of bad weather, but in reality, no weather is bad. It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. As Ruskin says, "There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." 
~ John Lubbock

Before it turned to ice we got a bit of snow.
 My video of the snow falling - in a bit of 
slow motion style - HERE 

Sunday

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