Swallows

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —J.M. Barrie   When the swallow sings A wonderful thing Spring chance Graceful tapered wings Aerial flight, feathered king Sky dance A wonderful thing When the swallow sings Romance *   * … More Swallows

Full Bloom

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” — Charlie Chaplin “The bloom may be brief but the memory of its beauty will last a lifetime.”  — Doe Zantamata *   *   * Delight in Full Bloom — Ornamental Kwanzan Cherry Tree blossoms photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Different Worlds

“You live in the image you have of the world. Every one of us lives in a different world, with different space and different time.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky Neo-Gothic spire of St Patrick’s Cathedral projected against contemporary Manhattan office building…both reaching for the sky. *   *   * Different image, same goal Photo by … More Different Worlds

Space Journey

“Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.” — Christa McAuliffe A stroll beneath the Apollo/Saturn V moon rocket at the NASA Kennedy Space Center lets visitors … More Space Journey

Day is done

“I believe the day is done. Whether it’s been the best day or the worst, it’s over; let it go.” — Mary Fairfax “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson *   *   * Sunset over Black Point, Niantic, Conn.  — Photo … More Day is done

Happy New Year!

New Year 2019 Countdown! “Little do we realize that the count down to a new year begins right at the moment a new year begins. January 1 is just another day. Work hard, play hard and have fun. A new day is always a count down to A NEW YEAR.” — Danish Damodaran *   … More Happy New Year!

Begin the day

“The sun ignites the clouds below it as if they, and the water, itself, were on fire.” ― Anthony T. Hincks “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” — Jo Walton *   *   * Tucker welcomes the day — Photo by Jay … More Begin the day

Shift in direction

“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” — Kristin Armstrong Looking for a little relief in the arrival of new black clouds overhead, we might enjoy the thoughts of Kim Hubbard, editor-at-large, People Magazine:  … More Shift in direction

Divine Force

“And like a colorful bloom of temporary lights in the sky, you will shine.” — Chad Sugg “What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” — Ray Charles “The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow” — Ella … More Divine Force

Scottish charm

“The Scottish Highlands are incredible. There seems to be magic and poetry everywhere.” — Caitriona Balfe   Today we set off by train to Ballachulish, mesmerized along the way by shadows and light playing on mountains that loomed against the sky, and by lakes and lochs that brought relief to the land’s might, before succumbing … More Scottish charm