Dress Plumage

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” — Bill Blass “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.” — Stephen King *   *   * House Finch — Dressed in royal red plumage.   Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Soaked

“It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.” — Hart Crane *   *   * *   … More Soaked

Crabby

“Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.” — Mary Catherine Bateson “Worse, I have to admit to feeling the jealousy of one crab for another that has managed to climb out of the barrel.” … More Crabby

On the lookout

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” — Yogi Berra “If watching is all you’re going to do, then you’re going to watch your life go by without you.” — Walt Disney *   *   * View of the World ~ Egrets on Kelsey Island, Branford, Conn. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Trying to Hide

“All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.”  — Robin Sloan “Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” — Jodi Picoult *   *   * He thought he could hide behind the rock. ― Chipmunk photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Balding

“Nobody is happy with what’s on their head. People with straight hair want curly, people with curly want straight, and bald people want everyone to be blind.” —       Rita Rudner “As humans, we are all too familiar with hair loss as we get older. Roseate Spoonbills, it turns out, are familiar with balding too, but … More Balding

Parenting

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne Frank *   *   * Mother turkey shepherds her … More Parenting