“Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold.” — John Muir do you see me there among the lines and shadows deceiving patterns *   *   * Can you find me? ~ Great Blue Heron swallows fish dinner • Photo and “Deceiving” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023


“Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.” — Paulo Coelho submerged and shielded away from potential harm avoiding Covid *   *   * Submerged ~ Turtle stays safe in his shell • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Submerged” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023


“An abandoned place never stays abandoned, something will come and settle there!” — Mehmet Murat ildan blooms of fungus decorate abandoned walls hangout of spiders *   *   * Claiming these Walls ~Tree Swallow settles on new abode • Photo by Andrew Finn • “Abandoned” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023

Falling Water

“The cold and crystal clear water, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul…” – El Fuego soothing drops of sound falling water cradlesong ageless lullaby *   *   * Cascading Beauty ~ The star-like flowers of this Queens Wreath tropical plant mimic the showy North American Wisteria with its light … More Falling Water


“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson head cocked to side what are you saying to me curious to know *   *   * Body Language ~ “I’m listening. What do you say?” • Photo of … More Curiosity

Finishing Touch

“The last word should be the last word. It is like a finishing touch given to color; there is nothing more to add.” — Joseph Joubert give one extra touch just the final enhancement call me beautiful *   *   * Almost Ready ~ It’s that final effort that counts • Photo of Macaw at Flamingo … More Finishing Touch


“Earth’s crammed with heaven.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning river flows with gold nature’s enchantment runs deep concept of beauty *   *   * River of Gold ~ Spring beauty overflows the land • Field of Daffodils photo by Jan Logozzo • “Enchantment” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor • Best Easter and Passover greetings! © 2023

Helping Hand

“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand.” — Charles de Lint hands that touch others nourishment through caring deeds softness of feathers *   *   * Act of Kindness … More Helping Hand

A New Day

“That’s the beauty of a grand new day — it’s available to every person in unique and fresh ways.” — Margaret Feinberg artful prediction smoldering coal ignites sky painting of promise *   *   * Fresh Beginning ~ Sunrise brings new hopes, new prospect • Florida Sunrise photo by Jan Logozzo • “A New Day” haiku … More A New Day


“A society is in decay, final or transitional, when common sense really becomes uncommon.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton predictable state beauty decays with languor rekindle glory *   *   * Choice Bananas ~ Adult Morpho peleides butterflies are frugivores, or fruit feeders, often found feeding on decaying fruits • Butterflies Dining photo at Butterfly World by … More Decay