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  • [STORYTIME!] Another Spider Leaves A Spring Present
  • The Magical and Mysterious Amber Droplets!
  • 334/365: “With confidence, you have won before you have started." ~ Marcus Garvey
  • 365 Project: November Collage
  • Sunset View of the Table Rocks
  • 335/365: "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." ~ Greg Anderson
  • Beautiful Shell Mushrooms
  • The Three Muskateers and the Tiny Spanish Dancer
  • 336/365: "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" ~ Aristotle
  • Tiny Pored Fungus
  • Mini Mushroom Medley (3 insets below and notes) :D
  • 337/365: "It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter." ~ Gollum, The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Celestial Spider in Star-Laden Web
  • The Amber Droplet and the Bokeh Parade
  • 338/365: "Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness." ~ Thomas Huxley
  • Frosty Screw End
  • Diamond Encrusted Mushroom and a Frosty Stump
  • 339/365: "Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas." ~ Henry Ford
  • Snowy Fliers!
  • Lovely Golden-Crowned Sparrow
  • 340/365: "Hold fast to dreams, For when dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow." ~ Langston Hughes
  • Deer Prints
  • Dried Flowers with Snowy Hats
  • 341/365: "There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me." ~ Liv Tyler
  • Group of Icicles
  • Icicle Details
  • 342/365: "There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures."  ~ James Thurber
  • Frosty Trees
  • Colorful Frost Abstract
  • 343/365: "I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before." ~ Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Molten Silver Bubble Invasion
  • Silver Bubbles on Glass Vase
  • 344/365: "Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it." ~ Jean Toomer
  • Icicles on Blackberry Leaves
  • Blackberry Thorns and Frost Crystals
  • 345/365: "We find the Works of Nature still more pleasant, the more they resemble those of art." ~ Joseph Addison
  • Frosted Grass
  • Snowy Oak in the Icy Mist (one inset image!)
  • 346/365: "All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Marie Curie
  • [STORY TIME!!] Molly is Chagrined
  • 347/365: "Nature's own masterpieces will never go away. If I'm able to cast just a few of them in favorable light & convince you to look at them again with greater appreciation & a fresh perspective, I have succeeded as an artist.
  • Leaves on the Frosty, Melting Pond
  • 348/365: "Art will never be able to exist without nature." ~ Pierre Bonnard
  • 349/365: "No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish." ~ John Ruskin
  • Dry and Beautiful Irish Eyes Blossom
  • Frosted Diamond Pendant (1 inset image)
  • 350/365: "Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness." ~ Richard Bach
  • 351/365: "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." ~ Ayn Rand
  • Frozen Droplet with Bubbles on a Pine Needle
  • 352/365: "There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are." ~ Ernst Haas
  • Tiny Mushroom in a Moss Forest
  • 353/365: "Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found." ~ James Russell Lowell
  • Perfect Icicles
  • 354/365: "Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough." ~ Gustave Flaubert
  • Acorn Cap Nestled in Moss
  • 355/365: It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
  • 356/365: "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." ~ John Burroughs
  • Micro Mini Mushroom
  • 357/365: "As long as the world continues to be strange and interesting, I still want to take pictures of it." ~ Moby
  • 358/365: "Maybe Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more." ~ The Grinch (Dr. Suess)
  • Lovely Little Mushroom with Leafy Bokeh
  • 359/365: "To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone." ~ Reba McEntire
  • 360/365: "What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past."
  • Frosted Spider Web
  • 361/365: "Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable." ~ Robert Delaunay
  • 362/365: "Art takes nature as its model." ~ Aristotle
  • Needle Frost on Oak Branch
  • 363/365: "Life is a series of experiences that make us bigger, though sometimes it's hard to realize this. The world was built to develop character. We must learn that the setbacks we endure help us in oin our marching onward." ~ Henry Ford
  • Underside of Fern
  • 364/365: "What is art but a way of seeing?" ~ Saul Bellow