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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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

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! 

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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Wednesday

Monarch Butterfly on the Milkweed


“There are only two ways to live your life. 
One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though 
everything is a miracle.” 
 ― Albert Einstein

First of Year Monarch Sighting for 2017 
Seen Sunday 07-09-17 
Heritage Park, Blacksburg, Virginia

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Tuesday

House Finch Hanging Around


"May you see the world with wonder. 
 And may you imagine only good things." 
~ Charlene Costanzo

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Monday

Monarch Caterpillar


"Life is a voyage of discovery." 
 ~ Unknown  

 I found it! My first of year Monarch Caterpillar - Seen July 2, 2017

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Friday

Lavender To The Sky


"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." 
- Elizabeth Murray

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Thursday

Lavender Macro


“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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Tuesday

Lilies In the Garden

“Anything you can do to make the world a more beautiful place is worth trying.” 
 ― Dorian Cirrone

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Monday

Female Goldfinch in the Flowers


"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." 
 ~ Hanna Rion

Female American Goldfinch in the flowers
at the Hahn Horticulture Garden,
Blacksburg, Virginia 

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Sunday

Delightful Dragonfly


“Fear never scaled one mountain, never stepped up on a stage, never accepted a challenge, never tilled new ground, never walked in a race; he never even dared to dream. Fear failed to slay a single dragon. Remember this before you choose to keep his company.” 
 ― Richelle E. Goodrich

A Widow Skimmer Dragonfly (I think)

I used to be so afraid of dragonflies. Of all kinds of insects really - until a little over 10 years ago when Jim purchased my first camera for me. Since then I've been hooked on viewing nature - and some of it quite closely. The intricacies of the wings of a dragonfly make my heart sing



Thursday

Green Heron


Beautiful memories tell our story, and wrap themselves in ribbons of the heart.  
- Flavia

From our trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia
Summer 2016
A Wonderful Memory

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Tuesday

A Bambi Moment


“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” 
 ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

During our visit to Pipestem State Park I was blessed to see
a very sweet wildlife encounter.  
I am on the 7th floor of the hotel looking down and
see a raccoon and deer nose to nose.  
It was a real-life Bambi moment! 

Wednesday

After The Rain - The Bluestone Gorge at Pipestem State Park



It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. 
~K.T. Jong

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Sunday

Sunset Over the Bluestone Gorge - Pipestem State Park



“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky.” 
 ― Rabindranath Tagore

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Monday

Grackle In the Pines


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

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Tuesday

Bathing Beauty


"In small proportions we just beauties see, 
And in short measures life may perfect be." 
- Ben Jonson

American Robin takes a bath

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Monday

Male Cardinal and His Berry


"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." 
~ Henry David Thoreau


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Thursday

Robin Fledgling


"Everyone is the age of their heart." 
 ~ Guatemalan Proverb

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Radford, Virginia - Along Main Street


"Well I was born in a small town 
And I live in a small town 
Probably die in a small town 
Oh, those small communities" 
- John Mellencamp

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Ghost Signs in Radford Virginia


History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. 
~ Charles Angoff

This is what Wikipedia says about Ghost Signs:

ghost sign is an old hand-painted advertising sign that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. The sign may be kept for its nostalgic appeal, or simply indifference by the owner

Ghost signs are found across the world with the United States, the United KingdomFrance and Canada having many surviving examples. Ghost signs are also called fading ads[ and brickads. In many cases these are advertisements painted on brick that remained over time.  Old painted advertisements are occasionally discovered upon demolition of later-built adjoining structures. Throughout rural areas, old barn advertisements continue to promote defunct brands and quaint roadside attractions.
Many ghost signs from the 1890s to 1960s are still visible. Such signs were most commonly used in the decades before the Great Depression.

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Monday

Radford Virginia - Time for a Visit


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” 
 ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Image made along Main Street in 
Downtown Radford, Virginia.

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Thursday

Blue Ridge Parkway Views - Trees and Fence


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. 
~ John Muir


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Sunday

Rock Castle Gorge - Another View from the Blue Ridge Parkway


“Going to the mountains is going home.” 
 - John Muir

Another view of Rock Castle Gorge on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Wednesday

Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway


Oh, give me the country! where grass is green; 
 Where the roses bloom with satiny sheen; 
 Where the modest violet lifts up its head, 
 As on it the warmth of the sun is shed: 

Give me the country! where all is serene; 
 Where the air is pure and fragrant and clean, 
 And noise of the city is far away; 
 Where gaiety thrives through each night and day. 

God made the country, so lovely and fair!, 
 Its wide open spaces for all to share; 
 Where joy and contentment each one may find 
 If he, earnestly, seeks for peace of mind.
 ~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham


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Monday

Rock Castle Gorge on the Blue Ridge Parkway



“Wherever we go in the mountains, or indeed in any of God's wild fields, 
we find more than we seek.” 
 ― John Muir  

 Jim and I took a trip up to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Sunday. 
This was shot from the Rock Castle Gorge overlook.

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Tuesday

Male Cardinal - Hiding Behind the Leaves


Go and dare to create your own adventures. 
Elana Lindquist

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Saturday

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