Kimmy Sophia Brown

Front Page Images

This section came from The Significato Journal, which was a joint effort between my husband, Peter, and me. The images are too beautiful to abandon, so we've brought them over to my website. Most of the images came from others.

Irving Fishgill Stands at Attention
For His School Portrait
The rain in Maine is driving us insane! We feel as if we're swimming with the fishes here in Portland after the continuous downpours. A photo of a fish seems appropriate, and this little fellow looks as if he's posing. Our friend, Jacob Williams, who is skilled in the art of Aquascaping, took this shot at his home in Mumbai, India. Click here to see more of his aquarium art.
Jaunty Springtime Birdhouse
A jaunty birdhouse, a fence of flowers, fluffy clouds, and cathedral spires in the distance - what a happy image of spring! Taken by our own photovoyant, Maureen Spagnolo of Washington, DC. (for a bigger look, click on image)
Single Blue Blossom
The face of a single, blue periwinkle -- (aka Vinca major)-- so exquisite in its simplicity. Taken by Photovoyance columnist, Maureen Spagnolo, of Washington, DC.
A Very Merry Unbirthday to You!
A most sumptuous birthday feast in the meadow for our friend Lesley Austin - photo by her son, Caleb Austin. So that nobody feels jealous and we can all celebrate, we'd like to remind everyone of the Mad Hatter's tea party in the Disney film version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland:

Mad Hatter:
Ah, but there are
Three hundred and sixty four

March Hare:
Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer

Why then today's my unbirthday too!

P.S. Check out Lesley's inspiring website,
Cherry Blossoms Sing of Spring!
The gnarly cherry trees in sight of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, as captured by photovoyant, Maureen Spagnolo. We couple this scene with a spring Haiku written by Basho during the 17th century.

Baby mice in their nest
squeak in response
to the young sparrows

Green and Blue Spring Stream
The greens and blues of spring excite us with expectation! We thank our dear friend, photojournalist Maureen Spagnolo, for another lovely photo for our cover. We also welcome her to the Significato Journal as she begins her own column called, PhotoVoyance. More about that in our next newsletter!
Icicles and Snowberries
The seasons are teasing us but clearly, even with so many phases of freezing and melting, nature continues to offer her beauty generously. ~ photo by Maureen Spagnolo, photojournalist, Washington DC ~
Chickadee Dreaming of Spring
Sweet li'l chickadee on a balmy winter day, wondering when the cold will end - Taken by photojournalist Maureen Spagnolo of Washington, DC
Wintery Sunrise
Wintery Sunrise in Maryland - A sublime moment on a quiet winter morning, taken by photojournalist, Maureen Spagnolo
Moody Autumn
Our dear friend Maureen Spagnolo, a photojournalist from Washington DC, has caught Deep Creek Lake in its many moods. We've paired it with a stanza from a Sara Teasdale poem.

"The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves."
- Sara Teasdale