“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?” — Ridley Scott

IMG_1272“I’ve noticed that truth is very rarely found in the extremes, in the black and white – you’ll usually find it right in the middle, in the gray. It’s just much harder to find that way.” — Cole Ryan

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Common Loons on Lake Mashapaug, Union, Conn. Photos by Scott Bissell © 2016

Above it all


“To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” — Charles de Montesquieu

IMG_1164“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.” — Mike Huckabee


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Sunflowers at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT, photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016



“Change the texture of your thoughts and your life will change. The future is not something we wait for, it is something we create.” —  Author Unknown



“Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real.” — Ralph Fiennes

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Sunflowers at Lyman Orchards. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016



“Morning is silent. Morning is calm. Morning is beautiful, but morning is not complete without wishing you a Good and Wonderful Day.” — Author unknown

IMG_1128Good morning wishes to all my friends and believers that life is truly full of sweet spots. May you enjoy your day!

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Water Lily photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016



“Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.” — Glenn Turner

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Rocking chairs on porch of Hill-Stead Museum, overlooking Farmington, Connecticut, hillside. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2016

Out of the nest

IMG_1369“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” — Dalai Lama

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“Bless this Nest” watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2016 (currently hanging in the Essex (CT) Art Association Summer Exhibition, “Where I Live.”)