Tide’s Out

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”—Harriet Beecher Stowe “Always the edge of the sea remains an elusive and indefinable boundary. The shore has a dual nature, changing with the swing of the tides, belonging now to the land, now to the sea.” — Rachel Carlson … More Tide’s Out

Eye-catching Delight

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius “Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.” — Richard Feynman *   *   * Unofficially known as the national bird of Kenya, the colorful Lilac Breasted Roller inhabits much of eastern and southern Africa and is often found … More Eye-catching Delight

Princess

“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.” — Julie Andrews Cleo was a princess, a tiny Lhasa Apso with a personality more like that of a queen, hence her nickname of Cleopatra. Though she hated water, she loved to … More Princess

Welcome home

“The wildflower wreath of feeling, the sunbeam of the heart.” — Fitz-Greene Halleck “Once again…welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.” — Bram Stoker   *   *   * Fall colors offer welcome greeting — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

At Rest

“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” — Charles B. Rangel “All of these things about America—the independent spirit; freedom and liberty to think, express, and act; the promise of the potential for prosperity—have all been delivered to American … More At Rest

Turkey Tail

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” — Sarah Addison Allen “Humans are, by nature, pattern-seeking animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns whether they exist of not.” — Michael Shermer Not a delicate pastry crust, but a fungus—turkey tail, to be … More Turkey Tail

Be Still and Listen

“If we are willing to be still and open enough to listen, wilderness itself will teach us.” — Steven Harper “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” — Linda Hogan *   *   … More Be Still and Listen