Perspective

“But just think how it would be if everyone else looked at things as you do – what would the world be like?” — F. Scott Fitzgerald watching together sun sets on same horizon reflections vary Mousepad with watercolor painting of sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine, speaks to the extent to which the stately … More Perspective

Sunflowers for Ukraine

“Wherever the sun goes, the sunflower will follow. Through all of the pain. And all of the sorrow.” — Londrelle one by one they rose massing energy and might solidarity power *   *   * An Invitation ~ The national flower of Ukraine, the Sunflower is a symbol of worldwide support and solidarity with the beleaguered … More Sunflowers for Ukraine

Freedom of Expression

“Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.” — Liu Xiaobo bright orange with spines dinosaur without a doubt uninfluenced view *   *   * In the Eyes of a Child ~ “Dinosaur” painting by two-and-a-half-year-old Caelyn • “Freedom of Expression” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Freedom of Expression

Pretty Face

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran cosmetic beauty hides imagined shortcomings deceptive veneer *   *   * Pretty Pug Face ~ With her smooth velvety ears and facial wrinkles and beauty spots, Abby Rose is the center of attention with her longtime friend and owner, Erika. … More Pretty Face

Cold Weather

“I’m not into cold weather, I like warm weather.” — Amos Lee snow suit and mittens meant to keep out cold and ice not working today *   *   * All Bundled Up ~ Caelyn, not a lover of cold and ice! • Watercolor painting and “Cold Weather” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Warm … More Cold Weather

Couch Potato

“Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest.” — Robert Fogel just loafing around bliss exemplification not accomplishment *   *   * Laziness Exemplified ~ Ziva prefers couch to rest • “Couch Potato” haiku poem and watercolor Ziva portrait by Mary O’Connor © … More Couch Potato

Patience

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” — Joyce Meyer waiting may be hard being patient is harder both worth practicing *   *   * Mabel, rescued lab mix, and her new “Forever Friends” celebrate  “National Love Your Pet Day.” • Watercolor painting and “Patience” haiku by … More Patience

Fascination

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.” — Rachel Carlson childhood perspective open only to delight just captivating *   *   * In Ollie’s eyes ~ The whole world is fresh and new • Watercolor painting of Ollie and “Fascination” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022

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

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