Fragility

“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.” — Jenna Morasca “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even … More Fragility

Decorative Tools

“We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” — Winston Churchill Artist-naturalist James Prosek considers the sculptural, symbolic and practical functions of forged iron eel spears as part of his installation within the Florence Griswold Museum’s Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art exhibit. Exploring the line between artifact to art, he … More Decorative Tools

Lazy Days

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James *   *   * Legacy of Beauty — A peaceful Lieutenant River wends its way through Old Lyme, Connecticut, site of the early 1900’s … More Lazy Days

Power of Design

“…the conversion from ‘pest’ to gem occurs through the power of design.” — Jennifer Angus   “Every being devotes and dedicates itself to some innate purpose. Single cells, microbes, plants, insects, animals—every being makes its own unique contribution.” — Julie J. Morley “I get inspiration from a lot of things around me – nature, hills, … More Power of Design

Kite-flying

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” — Lauren Bacall “I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re breathless. They crash…you add a longer tail…you patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the winds and assure them … More Kite-flying

Puppy Love

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” — Kinky Friedman *   *   * Puppy Love: : All tuckered out after a romp on the Cape Cod beach, 12-week-old Golden Retriever Sandy rests on the shoulder of his … More Puppy Love

Summer Revelry

“Against a dark sky, all flowers look like fireworks.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton “July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden – first sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter, first tomatoes dead ripe and sun warm, … More Summer Revelry