simple beauty


To find the universal elements enough;

To find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.  ~John Burroughs

A beautiful spring day after a very long winter – is more than enough.

Trout Lilly

I was privileged to have yet another pleasant day of adventuring in the New River Gorge. The temps were warm; the air was fresh; the birds were singing.  It felt good to be hiking without thermal undies and ‘toasty toes’.

Blood Root

I had been waiting for the forest to come  alive after a long winters slumber; to see the buried treasures that lie beneath the snow.  These fragile beauties brighten up the even the darkest of canyons.

Spring Beauties

Along Little Stony Creek it was difficult taking a step without crushing these smiling faces. Many varieties witnessed this day; many more waiting to emerge.


~ by Teresa Stover on 04/02/2010.

8 Responses to “simple beauty”

  1. I’ll leave one reply here instead of multiple replies on Flickr…(-:
    All so beautiful T! And you make it sound like such a nice spring outing! So jealous!!! Enjoy your weekend…Hoppy

  2. These are all so gorgeous and I love the darkness surrounding them, makes them really stand out! Not a thing is growing here yet, in fact it snowed last night. :/ Wacky weather! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  3. A sweet day for sure. All lovely photos T…so tender and refreshing. It is good to again come alive. The sun must have felt wonderful. And the bountiful forest carpet was surly a blessing to see. Happy Spring my sweet friend. The wildflowers sing the end of a most dreadful winter.

  4. Teresa, I am playing catchup with my flickr friends and found your blog. The image of the trout lilys is just beautiful!

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