Thanksgiving

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust   thankfulness for gifts powerful simplicity beauty all around *   *   * Inspiration ~ Natural Beauty photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple

Eye Candy

“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let the soul and the world meet.” — Rumi eye candy and scent environmental buffer senses pull in peace *   *   * Roses, Roses ~ Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford, Conn. • Photo by Ellen Franks • Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Eye Candy

Solitude

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” — John Muir weighted with worry resting now in quieting space silence boosts the soul *   *   * Solitude ~ Swan among reeds • photo … More Solitude

A Dog’s Life

“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.” —A.D. Williams “When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do … More A Dog’s Life

Meditation

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Bhagavati “It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.” — Brittany Burgunder *   *   * Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Hope

“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

Eye-catching Delight

“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

Divine Force

“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