Stretch

“There is no better exercise  for your heart  than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” — Bernard Meltzer stretching up and up beyond the top of the sky opens unseen doors *   *   * Big Stretch ~ Sky within Reach • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stretch” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Stretch

Renewal

“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs discarding darkness trading winter’s gloom for light spring blossoms renew *   *   * Renewal ~ Symbol of new hope and renewal, springtime’s hyacinth serves as a traditional focus of the Persian New Year … More Renewal

Full Bloom

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” — Charlie Chaplin “The bloom may be brief but the memory of its beauty will last a lifetime.”  — Doe Zantamata *   *   * Delight in Full Bloom — Ornamental Kwanzan Cherry Tree blossoms photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Comfort in Patterns

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition  of the pattern.”  — Alfred North Whitehead “There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace – these qualities you find always in that the true artist captures. You can … More Comfort in Patterns

Pleasure

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” — Hal Borland   “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” —Anne Bradstreet *   *   * Breath of spring — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018

“Any human anywhere

will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” — Doris Lessing           *   *   * Springtime, photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016