“If the world seems cold to you, kindle the fires to warm it.” — Lucy Larcom “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all” — Emily Dickinson * * * Cardinal’s beauty on show after ice storm — … More Hope
“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius “Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.” — Richard Feynman * * * Unofficially known as the national bird of Kenya, the colorful Lilac Breasted Roller inhabits much of eastern and southern Africa and is often found … More Eye-catching Delight
“And like a colorful bloom of temporary lights in the sky, you will shine.” — Chad Sugg “What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” — Ray Charles “The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow” — Ella … More Divine Force
“The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings.” — Plato * * * Pelican at rest — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018 Click here to see more of Mary’s wildlife paintings and pet portraits.
“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” — Anthony Douglas Williams * * * Breeze and Tiller, true and loyal Labrador friends of Jane and Bill, Branford, CT — Watercolor portrait by … More True Friends
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — Berthold Auerbach * * * Magical Dust. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2016
“The love for material things grows like a fungus in the soul and destroys the loveliness of the human heart utterly.” — Caryll Houselander Noted for its water-absorbing abilities, the amadou fungi was traditionally used as tinder, dating back to ice-age days. Today it is still harvested in much of central Europe and used to craft … More Material things