Ripple Effect

“You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change.” — Tim Cook still blue pond surface wrinkles with splash of pebble deep ripple effect *   *   * Tiny Splash ~ Smallest of stones creates magnificent effect • Photo by Andrew Finn catches the teardrop splash of a tiny pebble … More Ripple Effect

Boundaries

“Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.” — Rumi closed gate hinders view artificial boundary incites trespassers *   *   * View on Other Side ~ Open gate becomes entryway • “Boundaries” haiku poem and Harkness Memorial State Park wrought iron gateway photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Leave daily boundaries … More Boundaries

Plenty of Rays

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson erase dark shadows energize with beams of light warming sun restores Plenty of Rays ~ Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Sunflower-imprinted gift! Click here to see a new collection of popular items, all with bright images of the … More Plenty of Rays

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

Year’s End

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” — Hal Borland the sun is setting artful shutting down of old another’s prelude *   *   * Year’s End ~ Sunset a bold promise of splendor yet to come • Photo and … More Year’s End

Common Cause

“There is a music that forms sometimes, from the pairing of two people. An inescapable cadence that continues on.” — Jason Mott pairs of two bring strength “me-too”s rally together common cause connects *   *   * Pairings ~Two by two, animals march aboard Noah’s Ark. Classic biblical pairings portrayed in Florence Griswold Museum holiday decorations. • Photo and … More Common Cause

Into the Light

“Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs moments of time pass leaving shadows in their wake cleared away by the sun *   *   * Into the Light ~ Frontier Ridge in the Mont Blanc massif, French Alps, pokes its head above the clouds … More Into the Light

Double Duty

“But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” — J.R.R. Tolkien wings spread across sky those below huddle in fear a passing shadow *   *   * Double Duty ~ When you purchase a copy of the inspirational new book “Passing Shadows” , you will be helping veterans transition … More Double Duty

New Book!

“Its haikus and accompanying photos and paintings are a mind-clearing breath of fresh air!” — Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D.   captured images uncover moments of calm good feelings of ahh! *   *   * Passing Shadows ~ Perfect post-pandemic gift book by Mary O’Connor. Filled with three-line haiku poems, illustrated with surprising full-color photos and watercolor … More New Book!

Challenges

“Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi challenges beckon move as with tides of the sea rhythm turns upbeat *   *   * Challenges Met ~ Oliver Cromwell ship model marks building near yard where this original corvette style vessel was built in 1776 … More Challenges