High in the Alps

“Going to the mountains is going home.” — John Muir “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” — G.K. Chesterton “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” — Jim Carrey “Wildflowers don’t care where … More High in the Alps

Butter and Eggs

“Without butter, without eggs, there is no reason to come to France.” — Paul Bocuse This charming Butter-and-eggs member of the Snapdragon family, found on the mountainsides of Europe (as well as much of North America), is the perfect introduction to a planned collection of upcoming blog posts. Having just returned from a painting and … More Butter and Eggs

Dress Plumage

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” — Bill Blass “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.” — Stephen King *   *   * House Finch — Dressed in royal red plumage.   Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

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