All lined up

“I want to say everything happens for a reason but every day is lined up right next to the other one for a reason. The best you can do is do each day well with kindness and as a good person.” — Mayim Bialik “I think sometimes we’re meant to do something but things aren’t … More All lined up

Next door neighbor

    “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” — Mother Teresa *   *   * Community living: House(s) on Rock, Granite Bay, Branford, CT — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Beyond the ordinary

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of … More Beyond the ordinary

Two Worlds

Decisions are the hardest thing to make, especially when it is a choice between where you should be and where you want to be.” — Unknown author Bart, a Brittany Spaniel who spends many of his days with David and Peter in Boston, is known to slip off on weekends for some r&r in Little … More Two Worlds

Invasion

“What if the Invader is Beautiful” — Louise Mathias                       “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 Invasion

Contrast

“It is in the contrast of light and dark that design happens.”  —  Helen VanWyk “We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast.” — Sigmund Freud   *   *   * Water lily pond  — Photos by Mary O’Connor  © 2017  

True Friends

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” — Anthony Douglas Williams *   *   * Breeze and Tiller, true and loyal Labrador friends of Jane and Bill, Branford, CT — Watercolor portrait by … More True Friends