“I am a free spirit…

red shouldered hawk

either admire me from the ground or fly with me, but don’t ever try to cage me.” — Unknown

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Red shouldered hawk. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015

“All that is important comes in quietness and waiting.” — Patrick Lindsay


“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Pine needles and oak leaves float at rest on pond. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2015


“There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.” — Jon Bon Jovi

antique car

“It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.” — Tony Visconti

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Anyone know anything about “The American”? Photo of this classy red antique auto was taken a couple of years ago at a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. car show. An online search uncovered little about it. Seeing that it starts with a crank, it would seem likely to be early 1900’s.

Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015




“It isn’t a perfect place.


There are no perfect places. But nobody cares about perfection when there are sand castles to build and kites to chase, children are being born, old hearts that are giving in.” — Lauren DeStefano

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Sand Castle, dragon and knight created by Wee Faerie Village artist during annual fall fantasy event at Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Conn. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015



“To reach a port we must sail,


sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” — Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr.

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Adrift on the Indian Ocean off the coast of Zanzibar, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010