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…

Passages

“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” — James Taylor “Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.” — Rosabeth Moss Kantor … More Passages

Flowers and Flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” — Claude Monet “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi As if Annecy’s Vieille Ville, or old town, isn’t charming enough with its “Venice of France” river and canals meandering between historic buildings and a crisscross … More Flowers and Flowers

Pure Charm

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” — Linda Hogan Our alpine trip’s last three days brought us to the charming town of Annecy in southeastern France. Sometimes called the Venice of the Alps, … More Pure Charm

Magnetic Beauty

“Life is given only once, and one wants to live it boldly, with full conscious and beauty.” — Anton Chekhov “Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.” — Paul Cezanne • Inspired if not by Cezanne but by the mountains themselves, I decided to see what I could capture … More Magnetic Beauty