Song Sparrow

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Song Sparrow – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Singer – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” – Pablo Picasso

I found taking photos difficult in Tennessee – number one the birds were smaller and faster. Also, the mountains and trees seemed to block me in. I guess I just need the wide flatness of Florida.

Quote found at http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Bird_Song/

Return of the Red Belly

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Red Belly Woodpecker – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Right Light – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Still no belly check. The red on this woodpecker’s head is magnificent, I wonder is it a regional difference (Tennessee vs Florida) or breeding plumage?

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/conservation

Misty Morning

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Holston River – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Holston River – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

Not a lot of scenery shots from this trip. However you can tell where the term “smokey” mountains comes from. While technically Sullivan county is not in the smokies it is among the foothills and shares almost daily mist with its neighbors. Also, sunrise is a challenge in the mountains – it takes a while to get over the hills.

Monday is Bird Day!

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Dad – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Mom and the Kids – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

First of the Tennessee pictures. This park is in Sullivan County in Eastern Tennessee it is built along an ancient highway originally used by native Americans and later used by early settlers to open up the land west of the Appalachian mountains.

Quote found at http://dailyinspirationblog.com/inspirational-pablo-picasso-quotes/