Power of Love

“I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.” — Pablo Neruda “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix *   *   * Florence Griswold Museum guest artist Carole Maynard complements the peaceful beauty of Childe Hassam’s Isles of Shoals painting with symbolic holiday … More Power of Love

Nesting Places

“Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nest, for whatever this is, for life.” —Barbara Kingsolver “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker “Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise it is not luxury.” — Coco Chanel … More Nesting Places

Illusion

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” — Voltaire Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” — Mark Twain *   *   * Depicting such characters as Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat, the first to climb Mont Blanc in 1786 (the two leftmost figures on … More Illusion

Flock of Sheep

“We’re a nation of sheep. If you go out and look up at the sky, people around you will start looking up at the sky.” — Alan Abel “One of the saddest facts of the human condition is that most people follow the herd. Sometimes, of course, the herd is morally right. That, obviously, is … More Flock of Sheep

Bones

“The tongue has no bones, but can break a heart.” — Ed Sheeran “To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire *   *   * The skeletons are out for Halloween. ~ Photo at Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, Conn., by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Tree Hug

“A hug is an amazing thing. It’s just the perfect way to show the love we’re feeling but can’t find the words to say.” —Johnny Ray Ryder “If the tree doesn’t hug you back, it’s not a problem with the tree, it’s a problem with your heart.” — Donald L. Hicks *   *   * Symbolizing … More Tree Hug

To Die For…

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” — L.M. Montgomery “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau “I’m an all-things-in-moderation kind of person. I do eat a warm donut occasionally. I especially enjoy … More To Die For…