Butterfly wings

Butterflies can’t see their wings.They can’t see how truly beautiful they are,but everyone else can.People are like that as well.-Unknown

Seed Heads

Another sure sign Fall is on the way. Seed heads of my Country Clematis… “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” (Leo Buscaglia)

Orb Weavers

North Georgia is home to several different orb-weaving spiders, but I don’t ever remember seeing webs woven this tightly. I captured these orbs last week in the early morning sun. “When a spider makes a beautiful web, the beauty comes out of the spider’s nature. It’s instinctive beauty. How much of the beauty of our…

Small creatures

“I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life.  I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life.  That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” (Albert Schweitzer)

Let me be as a feather

“Let me be as a feather. Strong with purpose yet light at heart, able to bend. And, tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again.” (Anita Sams)

A very bright sunset

At Rabbit Ridge Run near Valle Crucis, North Carolina “Sunset is the opening music of the night.”Mehmet Murat ildan


“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed. They’re meant to be loved & admired.” –Anthony T. Hincks Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

“Dance upon the mountains like a flame,” 2022

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.  They may very well be my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, the wild azalea shrub outside my kitchen window hasn’t bloomed at all since 2020. However, through the woods on both my property and…

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrels are characterized by their bushy, dark red tails and their white eye circles. This one was spotted at the bird feeder at my cousin’s vacation home in western North Carolina. However, none of us had ever seen a Red Squirrel before. Where I lived in northern Indiana for many years, the squirrels…

Like a wildflower

“May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.” (Native American blessing)