Finding a bit of peace, of quiet, even joy…

Uncovering moments of ahh!

That’s what this website is all about. It is a place where favorite photos, paintings, words of poets, authors and everyday people help us to see the world around us in new light, with fresh eyes and open minds.

The hope is that each visual image and verbal expression will serve as a contemplative stopping point, help us to see sunlight in the ordinary and to find charm and magic in the commonplace.

Each posting is, quite simply, an invitation, a call to sit back, to look beyond the surface and fully enjoy!

Touch of Sunlight 

Painter, poet, writer and lover of nature, Mary O’Connor has always had a way of seeing sunlight in the ordinary and turning its rays in the direction of calm and peace. So when she learned that the sunflower is the national flower of the war-torn country of Ukraine, Mary decided to draw upon her many paintings and photographs and introduce a collection of sunflower-themed lifestyle products in support of the beleaguered Ukrainian people.

Products are made available through the RB Group, host of global online marketplaces where independent artists upload their designs and creative works for sale on a range of products. All proceeds from the sale of Mary’s “Touch of Sunlight” themed lifestyle products, ranging from mugs, water bottles and throw pillows, to backpacks, puzzles, mousepads, and many more are donated to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund of GlobalGiving.com.