Entanglement

“Spider silk is thirty times thinner than a human hair and very light, but do not let this fool you. It is the strongest fiber found in nature.” — Kay DeSilva silk spun in the lawn traps passing lions and things webs stronger than steel *   *   * Trapped ~ Golden Silk Spider spins sticky … More Entanglement

Fascination

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.” — Rachel Carlson childhood perspective open only to delight just captivating *   *   * In Ollie’s eyes ~ The whole world is fresh and new • Watercolor painting of Ollie and “Fascination” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Remembrance

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” — Martin Luther King hoping for progress accelerate speed of change integrate forces *   *   * Hopes for Progress ~ 54 years later, words of Martin Luther King still resonate. • Photo of Jacobite Steam Train as it rolls into … More Remembrance

Home Decor

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life.” – Elsie de Wolfe home decor ideas outside beauty transcends walls lush paper patterns *   *   * Wall Art ~ Elegant wallpaper • Photo of American White Ibis by Jan Logozzo • “Home Décor” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

Dark Side

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. light, color and love hiding in darkness of life waiting to be found *   *   * Darkness ~ Love and color hide in black rose • Photo by Jan Logozzo … More Dark Side

Ice Cold

“Who knows how long the cold  weather will last.” — Joe Williams in the beginning it looks to stay forever that’s winter for you *   *   * Mitten Weather ~ Blue tells story of frozen • Photo of icy Devil’s Hopyard Falls, Salem, Conn., by Jan Logozzo • “Ice Cold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Ice Cold

Year’s End

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” — Hal Borland the sun is setting artful shutting down of old another’s prelude *   *   * Year’s End ~ Sunset a bold promise of splendor yet to come • Photo and … More Year’s End

Winter Solstice

“After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished.” — Dacha Avelin May Pole reimagined round and round this day we dance solstice fantasy *   *   * May Pole Makeover ~ Recognizing December 21st Winter Solstice • Photo and … More Winter Solstice

Deep Beauty

“Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.” — Mario Vargas Llosa splendor all around nature’s beauty hidden deep waiting to be found *   *   * Deep throat of Iris leads to wonders of underground cavern • Photo and “Deep Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Give a  Holiday … More Deep Beauty

Orchestra

“Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere.” — Rumi heaven’s orchestra tunes up as cherubs gather playing notes of hope *   *   * Heaven’s Orchestra ~ Classic Cherub Medallions • Photo and haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Classic Holiday Gift! “Passing Shadows” ~ New gift book by Mary O’Connor. … More Orchestra