“God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?” — William Arthur Ward seconds tick away countdown of daily blessings timely reflection *   *   * Making Minutes Count ~ Hands of Scottish train station clock serve as pointers to both passing and approaching time • … More Gratitude


“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, nothing completely straight was ever made.” — Isaiah Berlin once crooked tree limbs offer foothold to climb sky shiver me timbers! *   *   * Ship’s Rigging ~ Ready to face the wind • Photo and “Foothold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022


“The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.” — Jim Rohn move forward to light footsteps trample dark shadows future brightens *   *   * Shadowed Path ~ Down Edge Lea Road • Photo by Janet Spencer King • “Clarity” haiku … More Optimism


“One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.” — Gaston Bachelard bridge above water schooner in bay with cruise ship spanning the ages *   *   * Newport Bridge spans Narraganset Bay, filled with craft from 80’ coasting schooner Aquidneck to 848’ cruise ship Norwegian Sun • Photo … More Connection


“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” — George Burns summer spill over branches dripping copper leaves will line my pockets *   *   * Copper Beech • Grand old tree lives up to its name • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Treasured” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Treasured

Election Day

“We need to elect leaders who have a strong moral compass. Leaders who are honest, straightforward, and tough — with a love of justice — and fair play. ~ Ed O’Neill Democracy’s strength maintaining moral compass true north leadership *   *   * Voting Guide ~ Pointing towards poles of fair play • Photo by Jan … More Election Day


“Time unfolds beauty, wonder, and mystery to reveal the auspicious tapestry of life.” ― A.D. Posey nature’s creation tapestry beyond compare carpet of prayer *   *   * Nature’s Tapestry ~ Forest floor carpet • Photo and “Tapestry” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Scary Stuff

“The world turned upside down —in a good way— for one black velvet night.” Karen Fortunati come Halloween night pumpkins grin to make us smile goblins try to scare *   *   * Upside Down Night ~ Halloween fixins • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Scary Stuff” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022


“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu golden petals glow shimmer as a candle’s flame defeat of darkness *   *   * Nighttime Light ~ Golden Zinnia blossom a beacon in the dark • Photo and “Darkness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022  

Watching You

“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” — Jackie Robinson waiting and watching wide open eyes catch action mischief makers seen *   *   * Unblinking ~ Big brown eyes miss little • Photo … More Watching You