To hum

The hummer is a precious gift.   Lighter than an ounce with feathers, gowned in glittering and iridescent robe, rubies red at its neck, it hovers and hums through life.   Some call them sacred as they pause above fragrant altars of time, sipping the essence of life through the straw of their long beaks, … More To hum

Meet Sammy

This is Sammy, the sweetest little Yorkie there is on all of Cape Cod! Sammy is owned by George and Sheila, grandparents of eight year old Andrew. Home on a snow day this past winter, Andrew snuck a photo of Sammy and sent it to me to use as reference for a watercolor painting. Figuring that it … More Meet Sammy


“A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.” — Saint Francis de Sales *   *   * Swallows on Piling —  photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

That Is Enough

Just to look─ to look at the sea, to follow its comings and goings, is to see beyond memory, beyond life, before and after the beginning of death.   Just to think─ to think about the sea, to ponder its waves, is to find there is more, more than souls can account for, than every … More That Is Enough

Heads up!

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”  — Helen Keller *   *   * Figureheads, Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT) Exhibit — Photo by Mary O’Connor

Worn out

“I want to be beautiful the way worn-out things are: Touched by time and proud to be rough around the edges with a story to tell.” — Megan S. *   *   * Fading — Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2017


“How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.”— David Joseph Schwartz “Watch your attitude. It’s the first thing people notice about you.” — author unknown *   *   * Lola — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2017