“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,


but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” — Buddha 

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Season’s last hydrangea, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015



“There are two ways to get enough.


One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” — G.K. Chesterton

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird dips into the well. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2015

“What is life?


It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” — Crowfoot, Canadian Blackfoot Tribe

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American Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park, watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2015.


“A rooster crows only when it sees the light.

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Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” — Muhammad Ali

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Oz, the rooster, crows throughout the day at Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth, CT.  Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015