High in the Alps

“Going to the mountains is going home.” — John Muir “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” — G.K. Chesterton “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” — Jim Carrey “Wildflowers don’t care where … More High in the Alps

Painted pets

“We carry our homes within us, which enables us to fly.” — John Cage Hermit crabs make perfect pets. They carry their own homes,  painted with their own artwork,  traveling in their own spaces, leaving trails of smiles. *   *   * Aniela’s and Nataly’s Hermit crab friends — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018   … More Painted pets

At Home in his Castle

“A man’s house is his castle.” — Sir Edward Coke *   *   * Built by actor, William Gillette, his 24-room castle set high above the Connecticut River, contains chairs on sliders, secret passages and spy mirrors to observe guests. This “Stone Heap” of a home exemplifies the spirit of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes … More At Home in his Castle

Home

“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then welcome us back for refreshment.” — Melissa Michaels Melissa Michaels *   *   * No One Home  — Avian condo, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Out of the nest

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” — Dalai Lama *   *   * “Bless this Nest” watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2016 (currently hanging in the Essex (CT) Art Association Summer Exhibition, “Where I Live.”)