Party Time!

“Everyone is dancing!” — Al Bailey 129 penguins line the road to neighborhood party all are invited the Muppets host— Kermit the Frog assumes Travolta disco role Fozzie Bear Miss Piggy the Swedish Chef— they’ll all be there dancing and partying under the lights til the night is late and holiday joy is spent *   … More Party Time!

Deep Beauty

“Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.” — Mario Vargas Llosa splendor all around nature’s beauty hidden deep waiting to be found *   *   * Deep throat of Iris leads to wonders of underground cavern • Photo and “Deep Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Give a  Holiday … More Deep Beauty

Orchestra

“Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere.” — Rumi heaven’s orchestra tunes up as cherubs gather playing notes of hope *   *   * Heaven’s Orchestra ~ Classic Cherub Medallions • Photo and haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Classic Holiday Gift! “Passing Shadows” ~ New gift book by Mary O’Connor. … More Orchestra

Holiday Decorations

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!” — Charles N. Barnard strings of colored lights odds and whatever you have best decorations *   *   * Lobster Pot Tree ~ What else would the Borough of Stonington, Conn., do with all its lobster pots than build a Christmas tree on the town dock? Some … More Holiday Decorations

Common Cause

“There is a music that forms sometimes, from the pairing of two people. An inescapable cadence that continues on.” — Jason Mott pairs of two bring strength “me-too”s rally together common cause connects *   *   * Pairings ~Two by two, animals march aboard Noah’s Ark. Classic biblical pairings portrayed in Florence Griswold Museum holiday decorations. • Photo and … More Common Cause

Ribbons and Bows

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward gifts of love and peace packaged in holiday dress ribbons not trappings *   *   * Gif Wrappings ~ Festive wrapping display lends holiday spirit at Smith’s Acres, Niantic, Conn. • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Ribbons … More Ribbons and Bows

Memories

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — James M. Barrie winter’s cold withers wrapped in warm shades of summer memories outlive *   *   * Roses Recalled ~ Lush Florence Griswold Museum summer garden reduced to memory • Photo and “Memories” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Perfect Holiday … More Memories

Thanksgiving

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart unadorned beauty graces day of gratitude centerpiece of thanks *   *   * Thanksgiving Dress ~ Mini Orchid dresses in seasonal shades of pumpkin • Photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 … More Thanksgiving

Tough Love

“I believe in tough love. But for tough love to work, love must come first.” — Jon Gordon arms wrapped tight around infusing strength of toughness entangled in love *   *   * Wrapped Around ~ Strong root holds up crumbling wall • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tough Love” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Tough Love

All Buttoned-Up

“Buttons, for me, are very sculptural things, and they are so fascinating.” — Jonathan Anderson get act together button-up all the buttons make holes big enough *   *   * Row upon Row ~ Fungi buttons all lined-up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “All Buttoned-up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2016 Enjoy Some Unexpected … More All Buttoned-Up