Migration

“Migration is as natural as breathing, as eating, as sleeping. It is part of life, part of nature. So we have to find a way of establishing a proper kind of scenario for modern migration to exist. And when I say ‘we,’ I mean the world. We need to find ways of making that migration … More Migration

Hidden Beauty

JGGFF “Beauty in things exists in the mind that contemplates them.” — David Hume *   *   * Plain and Simple Beauty — Photo by Mary O’Connor

Strength

“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” — LL Cool J   *   *   * Out of the Alaskan woods — Brown Bear watercolor painting (above) by Mary O’Connor, based on bear photos taken by Thomas Chambers by … More Strength

Showing off

  “Confidence is what makes you beautiful, not showing off.” — Author unknown Affectionately known as “Hoodies,” Hooded Merganser males show off their striking crests, black with large white patches on either side, during late December-early January mating season. Females display crests, too, though less showy—a light reddish-brown crest extending from the back of the … More Showing off

A Perfect Gift

Call it a wreath. See it as a crown. Know that it is a gift of love. Nine-year-old Olivia used her perception, imagination and creativity to fashion this perfect Christmas gift for her next-door neighbor. Knowing that her special friend was particularly fond of Tootsie Pops, but would be departing to warmer climes for the … More A Perfect Gift

Holiday Greetings

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis     Wishing you and yours peace, love and joy this Christmas Day.               *   *   * Holiday Dress — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2017