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American Goldfinch - Thistle Bender

Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. — Mandy Hale Although not as brig...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jul 24, 2015

Clouds Over the Mountains

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed... It feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 28, 2015

Crossing Tom's Creek

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 MuirWe have a new FB page up and running for New River NatureIf you are on FB , please...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 10, 2015

Heritage Park Reflections

So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing,  and put your lips to the world.  And live your life.  ― Mary OliverHeritage Park - Blacksburg Virginia...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 9, 2015

Up The Creek!

You do not need to know  precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.What you need is to  recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment,  and to embrace them with&...
by A Little Piece of Me on Mar 13, 2015

Oh What a Sky!

How clear, how lovely bright,How beautiful to sightThose beams of morning play;How heaven laughs out with gleeWhere, like a bird set free,Up from the eastern seaSoars the delightful day.― A.E. Housman, A Shropshire LadThis was my view last Saturday...
by A Little Piece of Me on Mar 12, 2015

Miami Hurricanes Destroy VA Tech In Blacksburg

Duke Johnson's monster game helped the University of Miami overwhelm Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Thursday night. Johnson recorded 249 rushing yards and a 22-yard touchdown in Miami's 30-6 rout of Virginia Tech.Related articlesHurricanes Dominant In...
by StatFace on Oct 24, 2014

Pond Reflections

There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky. ― Dejan StojanovicAvailable - HERE ...
by A Little Piece of Me on Oct 16, 2014

Oh Deer!

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. — John Muir Available - HERE ...
by A Little Piece of Me on Oct 8, 2014

Trees - Before and After

Before the Fog had lifted After the Fog had lifted Moments are precious; sometimes they linger and other times they're fleeting, and yet so much could be done in them. — Cecelia Ahern...
by A Little Piece of Me on Sep 28, 2014

They Give Color To My Day

The mere studying of the birds, seeking mere knowledge of them, is not enough. You must live with the birds, so to speak; have daily and seasonal associations with them before they come to mean much to you. Then, as they linger about your house or yo...
by A Little Piece of Me on Sep 21, 2014

Profile in the Pines

Female GoldfinchThe responsibilities of life seem to rest lightly on the Goldfinch's sunny shoulders. Roger T. Peterson...
by A Little Piece of Me on Aug 26, 2014

Tattered Tails

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton...
by A Little Piece of Me on Aug 19, 2014

Walking with Butterflies

Male Monarch Butterfly - Hahn Horticulture Garden - Blacksburg, Virginia08-16-14Remember that nature is your great restorer. ~ Calvin CoolidgeThe Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg has a lovely meadow of flowers at the very...
by A Little Piece of Me on Aug 17, 2014

Worm-eating Warbler - Another New Life Bird!

Another new lifer for me!  A Worm-eating Warbler.  To be honest, I had never even heard of this warbler before.  I looked through all of my guides, and did some comparing of pics online - and I do believe that I have ID'd him correctly...
by A Little Piece of Me on Aug 6, 2014

Handsome House Finch

You're never fully dressed without a smile.  ~ Martin CharninI hope you are smiling today!
by A Little Piece of Me on Jul 10, 2014

Forget-me-not

Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.― RumiMore info on this lovely flower and the folklore behind its name is found:HERE...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 25, 2014

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

....The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion; .... open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony. ― Orhan PamukFrom yesterday's outi...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 22, 2014

Dragonfly Wings

Any one of us can be a rainbow in somebody's clouds.  - Maya Angelou...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 19, 2014

After the Rose has Bloomed

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.  ― Ansel Adams...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 18, 2014


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