Soaked

“It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.” — Hart Crane *   *   * *   … More Soaked

Crabby

“Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.” — Mary Catherine Bateson “Worse, I have to admit to feeling the jealousy of one crab for another that has managed to climb out of the barrel.” … More Crabby

Expectations

“Don’t settle for the low hanging fruit. The sweetest fruit is the hardest to reach.” — Geoff Reese “Refuse to allow yourself to have low expectations about what you’re capable of creating.” — Wayne Dyer *   *   * Setting the Bar ~ Tiger Lilies photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Fragility

“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.” — Jenna Morasca “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even … More Fragility

Decorative Tools

“We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” — Winston Churchill Artist-naturalist James Prosek considers the sculptural, symbolic and practical functions of forged iron eel spears as part of his installation within the Florence Griswold Museum’s Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art exhibit. Exploring the line between artifact to art, he … More Decorative Tools

Simple Grandeur

“Today we must realize that nature is revealed in the simplest meadow, wood lot, marsh, stream, or tidepool, as well as in the remote grandeur of our parks and wilderness areas.” — Ansel Adams “A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own … More Simple Grandeur

Lazy Days

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James *   *   * Legacy of Beauty — A peaceful Lieutenant River wends its way through Old Lyme, Connecticut, site of the early 1900’s … More Lazy Days