Monday

Moving On Up


Every mountain top is within reach 
if you just keep climbing.
- Barry Finlay

Mr. Squirrel climbs up a tree in the autumn forest.  
I LOVE to see these guys in their natural habitat....they are so entertaining as they climb and jump from tree to tree.   

Saturday

I Am Never Done With Looking

There are things you can’t reach. But 
You can reach out to them, and all day long. 
 The wind, the bird flying away. 
The idea of God. 
 And it can keep you busy as anything else, 
and happier.
 I look; morning to night I am never done with looking. 
 Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around 
As though with your arms open.
~ Mary Oliver

Friday

Awaiting Transformation


Every single thing changes and is changing always in this world. Yet with the same light the moon goes on shining. 
 ~ Saigyo

Thursday

Falling in Love


When I catch a glimpse
of their colors, of their shape,
I fall in love again
with each and every one:
Leaves 



Wednesday

Sacred Idleness


Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.  
~ George MacDonald

I truly believe this quote!  
Life always seems to be so hurried.
Quiet Time, Time with Nature, Time with our Creator, Time with those sweet birds I love so much - 
That Time is Sacred.

Artistic Version Available - HERE 

Tuesday

New Discoveries


To find is the thing. 
 - Pablo Picasso

Sharing with you some of my new discoveries
Did you know there is a Free Poetry App?
 Info found HERE 
I've been exploring it and LOVE it!!

I've also discovered a new (to me) author - Kay Mitchell
I just finished her book - A Lively Form of Death
I love UK police procedurals and can't wait to start the 2nd one!
You can read more about the book by clicking the link below


Sharing with Tuesday Muse 
The image above "textured" with the Distressed Fx iPhone app

Monday

Life Is Good


Life is good, 
even though we forget it sometimes. 
 — Abraham M. Alghanem

Heart shaped leaf found on my morning walk. 
I took this with my iPhone
I just LOVE finding Hearts in Nature!

Sunday

Plant Kindness - Gather Love


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

Saturday

Happiness Is A Gift


Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
 ― Charles Dickens

Friday

The Turning Of A Leaf



...I see 
 the turning of a leaf 
 dancing in an autumn sun, 
 and brilliant shades of crimson 
 glowing when a day is done... 
 ~ Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott

Thursday

A Serene Encounter With Reality


In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.
 ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Male Cardinal - keeps his eye on me as I keep my eye on him 


Wednesday

Bird of Prey


She decided to free herself, 
dance into the wind, 
create a new language. 
And birds fluttered around her, 
writing “yes” in the sky.”
 ~ Monique Duval

Updated:  Hilary and Allen tell me that this is a Cooper's Hawk!
Thanks!!


Tuesday

Osprey Success

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. 
 ~Author Unknown

I was VERY VERY VERY far away when I took this - so it is cropped a LOT!
I didn't even realize the Osprey had the fish until I downloaded the pic.  The original shot was downright awful - but with a little editing and texturizing - this is what I got :)

Monday

Monarch Butterfly - Enduring Wings


There were different kinds of strength. I knew that now. It didn't always come from a knife or a willingness to fight. Sometimes it came from endurance, where the well ran deep and quiet. Sometimes it came from compassion and forgiveness.
 ~ Ann Aguirre

More of my Butterflies - HERE 




Sunday

A Beautiful Day


 Kentland Farms, Blacksburg, Virginia
(taken with my iPhone 4)

It was a BEAUTIFUL Day to Launch Rockets!



This video was made with my iPhone 4 as well.

Blue Moo Too Rocket - Launched 09-14-13 
Kentland Farms, Blacksburg, Virginia 
Rocket Info: 39" long, 2.6" dia, 1.4 lbs launch weight, 
G42 Motor
Est altitude - 1700 ft. 
Recovered by parachute in light wind approx 1/4 mile away 

Saturday

A Maybe - Reaching for the Stars


I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. 
Milton Berle

You may have to read this quote a couple of times to "get" it.....and I'm not sure if he was trying to by funny or not ....but those words really hit home for me!


Print Available - HERE 



unique art greeting cards

Friday

Touched by Wonder and Awe


Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery 
and touches our sense of wonder and awe.
Carl Sagan 


Thursday

Great Blue Heron Takes Off


Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn't happen right away.
 ― Haruki Murakami

Izaak Walton Park - Christiansburg, Virginia


Wednesday

Remember

I think that if you were somehow able to measure the weight of human kindness, it would have weighed more on 9/11 than it ever had. On 9/11, all the hatred and murder could not compare with the weight of love, of bravery, of caring. I have to believe that.
 ~ David Levithan

Monday

Treasure Found Beneath the Leaf


We must look for a long time before we can see.
 ― Henry David Thoreau

Sunday

A Happy Life

Remember this: 
very little is needed to make a happy life.
~ Marcus Aurelius

Butterflies make me happy :)

Prints and More Available - HERE 

 

Friday

Reaching for the Sky


One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. ...... the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind. 
 — Osho

Prints and More Available - HERE 

Thursday

Praying Mantis in the Sedum


Praying Mantis - at Home in the Sedum 

Find ecstasy in life; 
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
 - Emily Dickinson

 Prints and More Available - HERE 

Wednesday

Mockingbird Blessings


Sometimes I need 
only to stand 
wherever I am 
 to be blessed.
 — Mary Oliver

Print Available - HERE 



Tuesday

Stop and Enjoy


Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. 
 ~William Feather

Monday

Follow Your Dreams


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


Kreations by Kerri Gift Shop - HERE 

Sunday

Look Deeper

Have another look at your problems: the deeper you look, the smaller they will appear. Go on looking at them and by and by they will start disappearing. Go on gazing and suddenly you will find there is emptiness — a beautiful emptiness surrounds you. Nothing to do, nothing to be, because you are already that. 
 — Osho

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