For the Love of Hummingbirds…

HUMMINGBIRDS. The smallest of all birds they are native to the Americas and comprise the biological family. Trochilidae. With about 360 species, they occur from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, but the vast majority of the species are found in the tropics (source: Wikipedia )

If you’ve followed along with me for a while you know that for the past 4 years hummingbirds have been one of my favorite photography challenges. They are sneaky and quick. You never know when they will appear. I have spent countless hours waiting and watching for these tiny garden fairies to appear, hoping to get the perfect shot!

I had almost given up on them this year. And it seems like a lot of other hummingbird watchers had given up as well. But, the past few weeks these little garden fairies seem to be making their appearance. This little guy gave us quite the show the other night.

They say hummingbirds spiritually represent inspiration and hope, and can be a guiding light that can move you closer to fulfilling your dreams. I don’t know about moving me closer to fulfilling my dreams, but I do know they bring inspiration to my photography!

Here’s to a new week filled with inspiration!

~Donna

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“Invite Hope……”

“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same place at the same time. Invite one to stay.”

~Maya Angelou⁠

I know which one I want to invite! How about you?⁠

~Donna

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“Kindness is Loaning Your Strength…..”

“Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness.”

There are so many areas in our lives where we have the opportunity to show kindness to others by using our strengths to help them overcome a situation.

Do you know someone who could use your strength today instead of being reminded of their weaknesses?

~Donna

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Be Happy to do the Work…..

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” ~Mother Teresa⁠

I know I would I have enjoyed meeting Mother Teresa. She did such important work in her life and left behind so many lessons about life, about helping others and the importance of having a happy attitude despite the work you are doing.⁠

How do you find ways to be happy to do your work even when the work is hard?⁠

~Donna

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Spend More Time With Nature…..

“The more time you spend with nature, the deeper your understanding of life will be.” ~Nitin Namdeo⁠


There really isn’t more I can add to this statement. How about you? Don’t you find the more time you are outside and with nature you understand aspects of your life better?⁠

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Don’t Be Normal…..

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” ~Maya Angelou

How many times do we try to live a “normal” life as defined by society or social media? What will you do today to take a bold step and show how amazing you are as an individual?

Maya Angelou Quote

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The Flower Doesn’t Dream of the Bee….

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes to it!” ~Mark Nepo

I seem to be drawn to Spring themes and drawing from your inner self, lately. When I read this quote its says to me “don’t chase your dreams, relax and let your inner beauty blossom and you’ll attract goodness in your life.”

Are you letting your inner beauty blossom?

Flowers Blossom quote

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“Make the Best of Everything”

A while ago I started posting inspirational/motivational quotes on my Instagram Account. I typically post these on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. They’re my way of inspiring and encouraging others through my photography and inspirational quotes. With the New Year in full swing, I thought it would be helpful to share these posts here. Sometimes I add my own thoughts about the quote and others times I find it more appropriate to let the quote and photography speak for themselves.

Below is this week’s quote. I hope you find it inspiring!

Happy New Year!

Donna