Catnap

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”  — Barbara Jordan some say powernap for others it’s wasting time just resting one’s eyes *   *   * Snoozing ~ Alligator rests … More Catnap

Scavenger

“For a scavenger, patience is the key to the pantry.” — Delia Owens hunt for what you want finding it placates hunger needn’t search further *   *   * Scavenger ~ With their iridescent purple blue plumage, red beaks and long yellow legs and toes, American Purple Gallinules make a distinctive picture as they gingerly step … More Scavenger

Well Balanced

“In all aspects of our lives balance is key. Doing one thing too much can cause upset, like the old saying goes, everything in moderation is the secret!” — Catherine Pulsifer  too much work or toil scale tips to stress overload hold steady for peace *   *   * Balanced Landing ~ Wood Stork lands on … More Well Balanced

Back Alleys

“We like to pioneer, we like to explore, we like to go down dark alleys and see what’s on the other side.” — Jeff Bezos down back alleyways cache of unspoiled vintage sights back entrance to time *   *   * Alleyway Treasures ~ Wandering down back alleyways in Provincetown • Photos by Andrew Finn • … More Back Alleys

Changing Force

“Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in purple haze. One forgets, one waits.” — Carl Sandburg sun sets on skyline old baggage is left behind new year’s fresh outlook *   *   * Crossing Paths ~ Sunset on old, sunrise awaits • NYC skyline photo by Janet Spencer King … More Changing Force

Snowshoes

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” ― Martina Boone walking on soft snow snowshoe steps open new paths function beats fashion *   *   * Snowshoe Viewpoint ~ Move off the beaten path with aid of snowshoes • Photo and “Snowshoes” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Snowshoes

Starry Night

“And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.” — William Butler Yeats stellar lights above the sky in brilliant pieces divine therapy *   *   * Starry Lights ~ Thousands of tiny points of light turn Westerly, R.I.’s Wilcox Park into a magical holiday extravaganza. RI and CT artists created … More Starry Night

Ornamentation

“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” ― Aimee Bender handmade over time textured and layered with love hallmark of caring *   *   * Handcrafted Beauty ~ Hummingbird ornament made by Jennifer Avalone, Master Quiller, for the Quilling Tree exhibited … More Ornamentation

Fantasyland

“The moment you doubt  whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” — J.M. Barre flight of fantasy window shopping for delight life’s necessity *   *   * Land of Enchantment ~ The Wayfinder Society window display takes Chester, Conn., holiday shoppers on flight of fancy • Photo by Jan … More Fantasyland

Starry Night

“Not just beautiful, though— the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami points of light above reflections of reverence a hallowed stillness *   *   * Stars Everywhere ~ The magical illumination of stars, hung in celebration of the holiday season, may be found throughout … More Starry Night