We were excited to see a young eaglet sitting on the edge of a nest in a tree along the Mississippi River. A second eaglet could be seen lower in the nest, stretching its wings. Eventually one of the parents came back to the tree and sat in the shadow of a branch above them, dutifully keeping watch before settling back into the nest.
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” ~ Helen Keller
We spotted these dragonflies on a walking trail at Reelfoot Wildlife Refuge. There were a number of them congregating in the sunny spots along the trail.
“Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.” ~Aaron Allston
As I was admiring the blooms of a white lilac, a beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail came floating through the air and began drinking his fill of the nectar from the fragrant flowers. It was quite an unexpected and welcome surprise.
“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. That is what life is.” ~Saul Bellow
After spending a lot of time in the house, we got out last night and walked on our country road shortly before sunset. The beauty of the clouds at sunset, the colorful meadow flowers and the full pink moon were refreshing. I have to say the walk was good for my soul.
“Walking is good for the soul.” ~Andy Rooney
“Decorate my soul with spring. Fill its depth with lovely things.” ~Angie Weiland-Crosby
“Nature’s palette is calming to the soul.” ~Unknown
“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.” ~Washington Irving
“I was surrounded by life and beauty. My soul was content, and my life felt full.” ~Jennifer Pharr Davis
“A little bit of country is good for the soul.” ~Unknown
“A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich
“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” ~Mary Davis
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God … because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” ~Anne Frank
This white pelican looked very comfortable sitting quietly with his two turtle friends on a log along the levee.
“The best kind of friend is the kind you sit with, never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had.” ~Steven Wright