Tuesday, September 14, 2010

some little things in nature...

well, i was supposed to have a massage appointment this morn, but as it turned out...my client had to reschedule. so with a pot roast already in the slow cooker...errands done...a load of laundry in the washer...dishes cleaned and drying in the drainer...i thought i'd post a few pictures i've taken over this past week.



this first one is for all you 'frogoholics' out there...ribbet!  ((afterthought: TOAD, not frog! if you want more info on these southern critters, go here))











"You will find something greater in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."  ~St. Bernard de Clairvaux
"All human beings are dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."  ~Jack Kerouac



sam came running to get me when he saw this snake in the side yard. unfortunately, by the time i grabbed the camera and got out there...it was already seeking refuge...





"In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!"  ~Dr. Seuss






the Gulf Fritillary




















spiders...and their webs...so intriguing....fascinating...

and here's another STICK BUG i spotted on the front porch. in fact, i had JUST said to sam...i wish i'd see another stick bug...i haven't gotten a picture of one in a while...i turned around...and there he was!! 







"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  ~Maya Angelou



...and on a stepping stone out front...
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  ~Kahil Kibran

well, that's it.  for now.  love nature.  and be safe...where ever you may journey to.
laura  :]




24 comments:

  1. ~*looks side to side at the frogoholics comment*~ He is the most adorable, cute and bumpiest thing ever! Thank you for sharing :D

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  2. great photos and quotes. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Lovely photographs & inspiring quotes as always...
    Keep up the good work..keep going..:)

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  4. Great pics going along with the flow of words. Nice.

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  5. I love your quotations. They always strike just the chord I need at the moment. Thank you.

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  6. Another frogoholic here. Laura, you take the most amazing photos!

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  7. Aww, froggie's so beautiful in his ugliness. Love all the other pics and quotes too. Here here to all of the above comments.
    Just what Dr Laura ordered... got up at 4.00am with sore throat :( sooked it up with a lemon drink. Opened your blog and had a lovely wander through nature with you. Thank you :D

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  8. Your photos are indeed beautiful. I love them. And I love how you love nature. :P

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  9. I've NEVER seen a stick bug here in VA...they are neat! And I luv the dragonfly...awesome!...:)JP

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  10. Wow! That's incredible what you found in your yard! I love the snake photo even if he is racing away. Love the dragonfly too. What an eye for catching things you have.

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  11. Just wanted to say that I very much like your blog title photo!

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  12. hahah I love the Dr. Seuss quote!!!

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  13. Love the lizard and the dragonfly. Nice green colors.

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  14. THANKS everybody...BeMistified and Kathy...FROGS! yeah!! he just sat there and let me take his picture! i don't remember seeing one like him before around here. i really should have looked him up to see what type of frog he is. i will do that...

    Cathy, Neel R, King of NY Hacks, Garden Path Flower,Susuan, Cookie Monster, Emme, Levonne, Christoph and VM Sehy...THANKS for stopping by and taking a wander with me...through nature and catching a glimpse at all the little things!! :) and thanks for taking the time to leave a note!!

    Home In the Hollow...NO stick bugs??? hmmmm...i thought they were all over the place...there are so many different ones...and they're pretty hard to spot...but you can come look at my stick bugs any time you want! ha! :]

    Erika Jean...i LOVE Dr Seuss quotes!!!!!!

    thanks again ALL!!!! laura :]

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  15. FROGOHOLICS!! as an afterthought, i added a link in this post for more info on southern frogs/toads...and i guess i REALLY should've said...this is a toad...not frog... :) ribbet!

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  16. This is a great blog. I live in northern NY and often walk along trails, taking in whatever catches my eyes. It's funny my friends and I have recently begun trail-walking together. Both being gamers, we couldn't help but remark that it's so much more rewarding to actually explore the nature God created than some 1s and 0s organized by some programmer into an artificial world. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy video games, but I just appreciate nature much more.

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  17. Thomas! thanks for stopping by...yeah, it's so much nicer to be outside...in the real world than the fantasy world of games...but, hey...it's kinda cool all the worlds you can explore that way too! it's unfortunate that so many people get so caught up in the games...and spend most time indoors...anyway...glad you found me here and can find & appreciate the 'wonder' of nature! :]

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  18. Way to go on getting so much done AND posting on your blog. After a busy morning I managed to get nothing done in the house as well as post nothing for the last couple days. BUT I did make it to the beach with the kids, so all in all, a most successful day as we were out in nature. :)

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  19. Leah! oh yeah...i'd say your day was a success!! any time you can drag yourself out of bed...round up the kids...and head outdoors someplace...THAT's a good day!! :]

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  20. oh boy the dragon is so fascinating...u wudn't even realise its beauty until u hv such a close look!!!:D:D:D

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  21. pranky!! yes!! the dragonflies are really something else!! beautiful! such intricate wings...so delicate & strong. and they have the cutest little faces if u can get close enough to SEE! :) thanks for stopping by & leaving your thoughts!!
    laura :]

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  22. niclepremier!! thanks for stopping by and wandering through the forest!! glad you liked the pic's...and thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words!! i appreciate it!! :]

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