Shadows

“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.” — Gregory Maguire sun at its brightest cloaks secrets in dark shadows masked potential *   *   * In the Light of Day ~ Ferns and Lily pads have stories to tell • Photo and “Shadows” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Gossip

“Gossip is nature’s telephone.” — Sholom Aleichem curious to hear tell me even if not true love storytelling *   *   * “Tell me!” ~ Egret spreads a few words of gossip to his Cormorant buddy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gossip” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Unbottled Spirits

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder spirits of softness balanced with warm hints of gold varietals of joy *   *   * Finish of Gold ~ Nature’s Reserve • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Unbottled Spirits” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Symphony

“What blooms from beautiful seeds of thought becomes a symphony of colorful abundance.” — Jazz Feylynn nature’s instruments music of symphonic dream pastoral masterpiece *   *   * Nature’s Overture ~ Music of the Tiger Lilies • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Symphony” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Knitting

“Sweaters need to be imagined, dreamed over.” — Stephanie Pearl-McPhee mingled yarn colors knitting choreography art of creation *   *   * Spun Yarn ~ Skein of Colors • Photo and Spun Yarn by Terri Englert • “Knitting” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Great Things

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill tiniest of all encapsulated beauty microcosm of charm *   *   * Tiniest Form ~ Encapsulated Beauty • Photo and “Great Things” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Portrayal of Beauty

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” — Confucius in suit of armor scales and spines shimmer and shine presence of beauty *   *   * Best Dressed ~ Iguana shines in the sun • Photo by Jan Logozzo •  “Portrayal of Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Nourishment

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home  for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. — Charles Kuralt caught in its spell feeling its healing power the fire of water *   *   * Down … More Nourishment

Spa Day

“I wish I could do an entire spa day.” — Martina McBride relax just for now hot tub with exotic oils soothing wins out *   *   * Spa Day ~ Everyone need to relax, even the egrets • Photo at Rocky Neck Spa by Jan Logozzo • ”Spa Day” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Spa Day

Shine

“Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson flotsam and jetsam arm the stream with strings and keys basis of its song *   *   * Goldfish Adds Shine to Pool ~ Photo at Harkness Memorial State Park by Jan Logozzo • ”Shine” haiku by Mary … More Shine