Rebirth

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold On. Life will get warmer.” — Anita Krizzan “It’s exciting to see things coming up again, plants that you’ve had twenty or thirty years. It’s like seeing an old friend.” ― Tasha Tudor *   *   * Sign of Winter’s End ~ These snowdrops once came over by … More Rebirth

Daydreaming

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” —Henry David Thoreau “I’m in a castle standing in a tower, looking down through a window at the beautiful garden, the sun setting in the distance. The beauty in … More Daydreaming

Store-bought

“Generosity is never out of season.” — Janet Morris “The best gifts come from the heart, not the store.” — Sarah Dessen *   *   * Store-bought Beauties ~ Cellophane-wrapped tulip bouquets translate into packages of joy. • Photograph by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Centerstage

“Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.” — Ron Baratono “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” — J. K. Rowling *   *   … More Centerstage

Great Migration

“The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.” — Bangtan Boys “I will not be discouraged by how far I must go. Instead, I’ll be excited by the opportunity to soar.” — Author Unknown *   *   * Every fall, millions of colorful monarch butterflies leave their summer breeding … More Great Migration

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

Pure Charm

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” — Linda Hogan Our alpine trip’s last three days brought us to the charming town of Annecy in southeastern France. Sometimes called the Venice of the Alps, … More Pure Charm