“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
“Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work.” — T. Berry Brazelton * * * Baboon family met along the roadside in Tanzania. Watercolor painting by Mary … More Bonding
seem to rely on friendly relationships to help them cope with stressful situations.” — Anne Engh Today’s Factoid: Ninety-one percent of baboons and humans DNA is the same. * * * Baboon framily in Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2010
depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” — George Washington Carver * * * Mother and child, Tanzania, Africa, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2013
or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.” — William Bernbach * * * Boy playing with home made toy in a Maasai enkang or family village, Tanzania. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2011.
“but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.” ― J. Russell Lynes Female and male lions camouflaged in Serengeti grasses. The color of the male’s mane correlates his health, testosterone, and vigor; the darker the mane, the more powerful the lion. Females … More “Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
Readers of Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro may see the leopard as portraying grace, strength, courage and dignity, as an animal that pounces with purpose, lightening speed and accuracy. Capturing this archetypal hunter’s beauty through the lens of a camera is a quest in its own right. Known to hunt during the dark edges of … More Observe her powers of purpose, intuition and grace
And yet it was the watercolored feathers of this Lilac Breasted Roller, perched on a post in the grasses of Tanzania, that above all, beyond its clear call and acrobatic flight, captured my heart. * * * Lilac breasted roller, Tanzania. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010.
“Because they’re connected, taste and smell evoke joy in a way that your other senses can’t…If you want to experience joy, stop, slow down, and begin to pay attention to what you taste and smell when you’re making breakfast, when you’re in a restaurant, when you’re having wine, when you’re outside and it’s the beginning … More Taste entertains our tongues, satisfies our bellies, stirs our minds.
it takes with it its brilliance for the night, but first reminds us that another day will follow, equally as splendid. # # # Sunset over Lake Burunge, Tanzania. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010.