Stress

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin storm’s unfiltered force channels stress into tailspin     enter quietness *   *   * Show of Force ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stress” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Bandwidth

“Minds think with ideas, not information. No amount of data, bandwidth, or processing power can substitute for inspired thought.” — Clifford Stoll   despite rows and rows nature’s peaceful sounds missed limited bandwidth *   *   * Row upon Row ~  Tulips in full bloom, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, Conn. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Bandwidth” … More Bandwidth

Stretch

“There is no better exercise  for your heart  than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” — Bernard Meltzer stretching up and up beyond the top of the sky opens unseen doors *   *   * Big Stretch ~ Sky within Reach • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stretch” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Stretch

Togetherness

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi standing together giving dimension to dreams instruments of change *   *  * Double Sighting ~ Osprey pairing • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Togetherness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Renewal

“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs discarding darkness trading winter’s gloom for light spring blossoms renew *   *   * Renewal ~ Symbol of new hope and renewal, springtime’s hyacinth serves as a traditional focus of the Persian New Year … More Renewal

Breathe

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause.” ― Akiroq Brost soft whisper of leaves sounds of silence nature’s song calming naptime tune *   *   * Sitting Still ~ Female Boat-tailed Grackle finds peace and quiet in Florida foliage • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Breathe” … More Breathe

Fragile

“Hope is fragile and needs to be tended and renewed.” — Patrick Shad four delicate gifts fragility cuddles strength new wonder released *   *   * Fragile Beginnings ~ Eastern Bluebird eggs are as delicate as they are exquisite • Photo by Richard Williams • “Fragile” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Adversity

“I’ll teach you how to jump on the wind’s back, and then away we go.” — J.M. Barrie riding with airstream beats fighting adverse currents sense of consensus *   *   * Caught in the Wind ~ Struggle as it may, this lone Herring Gull had a hard time getting too far, too soon • Photo … More Adversity

Departure

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens streamlets of water telling signs of departure teardrops of leaving *   *   * Leaving ~ Hooded Megansers take off • Watercolor painting* and “Departure” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor * painting created from photo reference by Julie Carlson

Tapestry

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher one stem at a time tapestry of life is built mapped for blossoms *   *   * Lining of Twigs ~ Tiny House Sparrow builds new home • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tapestry’ haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021