Swallows

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —J.M. Barrie   When the swallow sings A wonderful thing Spring chance Graceful tapered wings Aerial flight, feathered king Sky dance A wonderful thing When the swallow sings Romance *   * … More Swallows

Uncalled for

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” — Frida Kahlo *   *   * Osprey in flight — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Contemplation

“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.

Wings

“There are two things parents should give their children: roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly.)” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   “We were all born with wings. … More Wings

Out of the nest

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” — Dalai Lama *   *   * “Bless this Nest” watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2016 (currently hanging in the Essex (CT) Art Association Summer Exhibition, “Where I Live.”)

Romance the Wind

One of my favorite fascinations is to observe the earth’s flying things, whether butterflies or birds, or even kites, as they ride on currents of air high above the ground to which I am generally tethered. Seeing these winged beauties swoop and dive and glide, buck the winds, loiter in search of prey, simply cruise away … More Romance the Wind