“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong * * * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021
“Don’t ever ruffle feathers you can’t straighten.” — Unknown “The first problem I had with conducting was coming out on stage and turning my back on the audience. It was an utterly foreign sensation. I always felt as if my rear end were hanging out. That particular portion of my anatomy suddenly seemed enormous, living … More Ruffled Feathers
“I pray this winter be gentle and kind— a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” — John Geddes * * * And the season begins ~ Cardinal’s scarlet feathers add burst of beauty to snowy … More The season begins
“Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.” — Rumi “The proud peacock of today may be only a feather duster tomorrow.” — Rick Barnes * * * Proud as a Peacock — Photo at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Fla., by Ellen Franks © 2019
“You can’t shower happiness on others without getting a few drops back on yourself.” — Israelmore Avivor “Taking a shower is awesome, it makes you feel nice and clean, makes you sound like a great singer, and helps you make all of life’s decisions.” — Anonymous * * * Wet Feathers — Photo … More Taking a bath
“Study nature. Love nature.” — Unknown “Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright “Let me be as a feather, strong with a purpose, yet light at heart. Able to bend. And tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again.” — Anita Sams “It’s … More “Nature is the art of God.”
And yet it was the watercolored feathers of this Lilac Breasted Roller, perched on a post in the grasses of Tanzania, that above all, beyond its clear call and acrobatic flight, captured my heart. * * * Lilac breasted roller, Tanzania. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010.