Scavenger

“For a scavenger, patience is the key to the pantry.” — Delia Owens hunt for what you want finding it placates hunger needn’t search further *   *   * Scavenger ~ With their iridescent purple blue plumage, red beaks and long yellow legs and toes, American Purple Gallinules make a distinctive picture as they gingerly step … More Scavenger

Sibling Bond

“Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.” – Suzie Huitt love of a brother childhood playmate, friend for life bond outweighs teasing *   *   * Best Buds ~ A safe bet that brother and sister … More Sibling Bond

Sweetness

“You can’t touch love, but you can feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.” — Anne Sullivan Macy salve of love shines forth warms atmosphere with kindness sweetness of honey *   *   * Epitome of Sweetness ~ Little Yorkie Terrier Gracie brings lots of love to the Lombardi family • Watercolor painting and “Sweetness” … More Sweetness

Starry Night

“And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.” — William Butler Yeats stellar lights above the sky in brilliant pieces divine therapy *   *   * Starry Lights ~ Thousands of tiny points of light turn Westerly, R.I.’s Wilcox Park into a magical holiday extravaganza. RI and CT artists created … More Starry Night

Miracle of Lights

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie reflection of lights story of love in action not a fantasy *   *   * Miracle of Lights ~ The tiny Connecticut town of Chester’s Starry Nights Festival celebrates the miracle of lights central to both the Jewish … More Miracle of Lights

Ornamentation

“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” ― Aimee Bender handmade over time textured and layered with love hallmark of caring *   *   * Handcrafted Beauty ~ Hummingbird ornament made by Jennifer Avalone, Master Quiller, for the Quilling Tree exhibited … More Ornamentation

Fantasyland

“The moment you doubt  whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” — J.M. Barre flight of fantasy window shopping for delight life’s necessity *   *   * Land of Enchantment ~ The Wayfinder Society window display takes Chester, Conn., holiday shoppers on flight of fancy • Photo by Jan … More Fantasyland

Starry Night

“Not just beautiful, though— the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami points of light above reflections of reverence a hallowed stillness *   *   * Stars Everywhere ~ The magical illumination of stars, hung in celebration of the holiday season, may be found throughout … More Starry Night

Shimmering

“Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through like a ray of light.” — Franz Grillparzer floating gently past shimmering hues of color bubbles filled with dreams *   *   * Glass Act ~ Master Glassblower, Jeffrey P’an of Mystic, Conn., decorates a Florence Griswold Museum holiday tree with … More Shimmering

Moment in Time

“Time is a daunting thing; it’s inescapable. Some moments pass unobserved and others stay with us, remaining frozen, lasting a lifetime.” — Jacqueline Simon Gunn wrapped in silence motionless fragments of life frozen memories *   *   * Frozen ~ John Henry Twachman’s painting “Connecticut Shore – Winter” and motionless sailboat model set the mood of peaceful … More Moment in Time