“I must have flowers, always, and always.” — Claude Monet “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi As if Annecy’s Vieille Ville, or old town, isn’t charming enough with its “Venice of France” river and canals meandering between historic buildings and a crisscross … More Flowers and Flowers
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” ― George Bernard Shaw “If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every truth needs an insistent repetition!” — Mehmet Murat ildan * * * Parrot photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019
“To take a good rest in life time to time, you must know the ways to make yourself a remote island! An island no one can reach…” — Mehmet Murat ildan “I have to find a place to hideAn island in the seaSurrounded by a racing tideWhere I can live with me” ― Laurie Matthew … More Retreat
“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
“can best be forgotten in the beauty of nature.” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan When admiring the beauty of East Africa’s aptly named Superb Starling, it is easy to miss the tangled sharp barbs of the Whistling Thorn in which it perches. * * * Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2014
“When you say something, don’t be in the shadow; let everyone see you! Whatever you say always put your name under it! Be courageous enough not to use any mask; don’t forget that hiding among the bushes is the affair of the cowards! Let the Sun shines on your face and everyman see you!” — … More “Never hide yourself!