Energize

“…change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” — John Steinbeck nature’s wind turbine stifles viral infection energizes life *   *   * Wind Power ~ Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem … More Energize

High in the Alps

“Going to the mountains is going home.” — John Muir “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” — G.K. Chesterton “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” — Jim Carrey “Wildflowers don’t care where … More High in the Alps

Dust mop

“Invest in a feather duster. The possibilities are endless.” — Anne Rice “A bright person can always think of something better to do than housework.” — Ruby Lou Barnhill  *   *   * Celosia, also known as Woolflower or Feathered Amaranth, are great for drying…though not particularly for use as feather dusters! Photo by Mary O’Connor … More Dust mop

Summer Moments

Henry James defines “Summer afternoon … Summer afternoon”  as the “two most beautiful words in the English language.” That may be, but “Wildflowers and the sea” are a close second … if not first.  Marsh mallows with loosestrife, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2013

Name this Flower

Can anyone name this delightful flower I saw in a field by the Connecticut River this weekend? Based on its shape and variegated color, my imagination saw it as an Indian Paintbrush. Curiously though, the images of my wildflower ID resources didn’t match when I later checked it out. Perhaps someone can tell me what it is? Maybe some kind of clover? In the meantime, … More Name this Flower