Tide’s Out

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”—Harriet Beecher Stowe “Always the edge of the sea remains an elusive and indefinable boundary. The shore has a dual nature, changing with the swing of the tides, belonging now to the land, now to the sea.” — Rachel Carlson … More Tide’s Out

Eye-catching Delight

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius “Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.” — Richard Feynman *   *   * Unofficially known as the national bird of Kenya, the colorful Lilac Breasted Roller inhabits much of eastern and southern Africa and is often found … More Eye-catching Delight

Princess

“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.” — Julie Andrews Cleo was a princess, a tiny Lhasa Apso with a personality more like that of a queen, hence her nickname of Cleopatra. Though she hated water, she loved to … More Princess

Protector

“Protect those who protect you.” — Evangelos Venizelos Despite her diminutive Yorkie size, Willie or “The Wil” is tasked with a substantial duty. Living up to the weight of her formal Wilhelmina name, derived from the German Wilhelm, meaning “desire” and “willing to protect,” The Wil appears to grasp the seriousness of such an important … More Protector

Memories

“In a simple and a peaceful cottage with a beautiful view, you will not be dreaming about the palaces or the heaven, because you already have a perfect thing!” — Mehmet Murat ildan The old weather-beaten red-shingled cottage on Kelsey Island holds fond memories as a destination for childhood picnics and lazy summers by the … More Memories

Contemplation

“The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings.” — Plato *   *   * Pelican at rest — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018  Click here to see more of Mary’s wildlife paintings and pet portraits.

Acceptance

“You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed.’ That’s the way I choose to look at it.” — Isla Fisher *   *   * Perception of beauty —  Iguana … More Acceptance