Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

We’ve seen very few butterflies this season, and when I have seen them I haven’t had a camera with me. Today, however, I was able to capture the one butterfly that was on the buddleia. It was a brown Eastern Tiger Swallowtail… “Butterflies are nature’s angels.They remind us what a gift it is to be…

“I’ll be a hummingbird…”

“We’re constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed. [But] we should always feel like a hummingbird. I may feel insignificant, but I don’t want to be like the other animals watching the planet go down the drain. I’ll be a hummingbird, I’ll do the best I can.”…

Daylilies

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”  Matshona Dhliwayo Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Looking up

“Though my life is low, if my spirit looks upward habitually at an elevated angle, it is as if it were redeemed. When the desire to be better than we are is really sincere we are instantly elevated, and so far better already.” (Henry David Thoreau)

Wildflowers

“If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.” (Therese of Lisieux) Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

The wild majesty of ferns

“The forest is blanketed by the greenest ferns and moss and bonsai-like trees, a wild majesty that beckons hobbits and pixies and elves and dreamers.” (Shannon Mullen)

Blackberry Winter

Every year after the cold of winter, the weather gets warmer, and everyone thinks Spring has arrived. But then it turns cold again, and that’s what we call Blackberry Winter when the blackberry bushes bloom. “Blackberry winter comes without a warningJust when you think that spring’s around to stayAnd you wake up on a cold,…

Dance upon the mountains like a flame, 2020

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, on the wild azalea shrub outside my kitchen window there is only one, rather sad bloom this year. However, through the woods on…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: William Wordsworth

English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was Britain’s poet laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge he ushered in the Romantic Age in English literature when he and Coleridge jointly published Lyrical Ballads in 1798. This collection included included one of Wordsworth’s most famous…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner (born July 11, 1926) is an American novelist, poet, essayist, and theologian. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he is the author of over 30 books which have been translated into many languages. Buechner is best known for the novels A Long Day’s Dying, The Book of Bebb, Godric, and Brendan, his memoirs, and his…