Distinguished Friend

“Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.” — Homer “Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone, or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. … More Distinguished Friend

Water Ballet

“Dancers don’t need wings to fly.” — Author Unknown “Dance less in motion and more in spirit; awaken the dreamer within.” — Shah Asad Rizvi *   *   * Dance of the Snowy Egret ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo

Passages

“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” — James Taylor “Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.” — Rosabeth Moss Kantor … More Passages

Flowers and Flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” — Claude Monet “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi As if Annecy’s Vieille Ville, or old town, isn’t charming enough with its “Venice of France” river and canals meandering between historic buildings and a crisscross … More Flowers and Flowers

Magnetic Beauty

“Life is given only once, and one wants to live it boldly, with full conscious and beauty.” — Anton Chekhov “Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.” — Paul Cezanne • Inspired if not by Cezanne but by the mountains themselves, I decided to see what I could capture … More Magnetic Beauty

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

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