Double Duty

“But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” — J.R.R. Tolkien wings spread across sky those below huddle in fear a passing shadow *   *   * Double Duty ~ When you purchase a copy of the inspirational new book “Passing Shadows” , you will be helping veterans transition … More Double Duty

Leap of Faith

“She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.” — David Brinkley keep eyes wide open awesome leap into unknown confidence triumphs *   *   * Leap of Faith ~ Olivia, award-winning gymnast, spreads her wings • Watercolor painting and “Leap of Faith” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rescued

“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.” — Ronald A. Rasband adopted buddy offers love and gratitude rescue equals peace *   *   * Saved ~ Having traveled from Houston (hence his name) to Boston, Yorkie-mix Houston loves his new “forever home.” • Watercolor painting and “Rescued” haiku … More Rescued

Departure

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens streamlets of water telling signs of departure teardrops of leaving *   *   * Leaving ~ Hooded Megansers take off • Watercolor painting* and “Departure” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor * painting created from photo reference by Julie Carlson

Mischief

“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” — Jason Wu just stirring things up tempering good with mischief laughter escapes eyes *   *   * Rascal ~ Appropriately named, little Rascal, a Norfolk Terrier, brings nothing but big smiles to those who love him • Watercolor … More Mischief

Learning

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” — Alexandra K. Trenfor learning at young age builds future understanding worthwhile fixation *   *   * Training • Mama fox teaches the secrets of hunting to her young kit ~ Watercolor painting and “Learning” haiku by Mary … More Learning

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius drawn by dawning hope leaves security behind rises to new heights *   *   * Egret Rising ~ Great Egret rises above Oyster River marshes • Watercolor painting and “Rise Up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 (See … More Rise Up

Predator

“The best way to avoid falling prey to the opinions of others is to realize that other people’s opinions are just that—opinions.” —Travis Bradberry *   *   * Red-tailed Hawk with Dinner ~ Watercolor painting of hawk and “Predator” haiku by Mary O’Connor, created from reference photo by Jan Logozzo. See another of her hawk photos … More Predator

Enchantment

“There are no seven wonders in the world in the eyes of children; there are seven million.” — Walt Streightiff wonder is trapped in the lens of children’s eyes trusting enchantment *   *   * Enchantment ~ Four year old Maeve is spellbound by some unknown wonder • Watercolor portrait and “Enchantment” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor  … More Enchantment

Good Fortune

“It is by giving and sharing that one generates prosperity karma and ‘inherits the kingdom.’ This is one of the secrets of having good fortune and wealth.” — Master Choa Kok Sui Lady Kallista Anais and Dame Shelley Melba are Tibetan Terriers who live up to their names and their heritage. Kallista means beautiful and … More Good Fortune