Full Bloom

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” — Charlie Chaplin “The bloom may be brief but the memory of its beauty will last a lifetime.”  — Doe Zantamata *   *   * Delight in Full Bloom — Ornamental Kwanzan Cherry Tree blossoms photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Justice

“Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.” — Harrison Ford “For the hanged and beaten, for the shot, drowned and burned, for the tortured, tormented and terrorized, for those abandoned by the rule of law, we will remember.  With hope because hopelessness is the enemy of justice. With courage because … More Justice

Comfort in Patterns

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition  of the pattern.”  — Alfred North Whitehead “There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace – these qualities you find always in that the true artist captures. You can … More Comfort in Patterns

Hope

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings.” — William Shakespeare “Yesterday, a small white keel feather escaped from my goose and lodged in the bank boughs near the kitchen porch, where I spied it as I came home in the cold twilight. The minute I saw the feather, I was projected into May, … More Hope

Sun worshipper

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”  — P.P.J. Abdul Kalam “They told me I could be anything, so I decided to be tanned.” — Anonymous *   *   * Sun Lover — Iguana stretches out in the Florida sunshine; photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Masked Bandit

“If you want people to love you for who you are, take the mask off.” — Quetzal “Life is a masquerade. Everywhere you look are people hiding behind masks.” — Ridze Khan *   *   * Bandit in Training— Juvenile racoon at Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., photo by Jan Logozzo © 2017

Moment of Beauty

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  — Maya Angelou   “Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit … More Moment of Beauty