Cold World

“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” — Marty Rubin stay tucked in tight when the sky is frozen cold shivers tell story *   *   * Head under wing ~ Tiny sparrow huddles against cold • Photo and “Cold World” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rebirth

“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” — Muhammad Ali spreading glow around sun sinks into waiting arms rebirth tomorrow *   *   * Going to Rest ~ Waiting Arms photo by Jan Logozzo • “Rebirth” … More Rebirth

Temper

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   blinded by temper ability to laugh gone better to calm down *   *   * “Stay away! This is mine” ~ Angry Grackle guards his claim of suet • Photo and “Temper” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Temper

Great Lengths

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” — Pablo Picasso stretching limbs and mind reaching for full potential attainable goal *   *   * Great Lengths ~ Within Reach! photo and “Great Lengths” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Facing Forward

“When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first.” — Kyo Shirodaira steps moving forward bring future into focus leave past in shadow *   *   * Leaving Doubt Behind ~ Lesser Yellowlegs by Oyster River – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Facing Forward” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Survival

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.” — Doug Larson left to grow alone away from outside support inner strength prevails *   *   * Survival ~ Winning Weed photo by Jan Logozzo • “Survival” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Thanksgiving

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust   thankfulness for gifts powerful simplicity beauty all around *   *   * Inspiration ~ Natural Beauty photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Low Tide

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” — Mahatma Gandhi outgoing tides leave rocky bottom uncovered change is history *   *   * Tide Swept ~ Low Tide at Harvey’s Beach – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Low Tide” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020  

Nothingness

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness… It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings.” — Hugh Jackman looking at nothing staring into bare stillness clearing space in mind *   *   * Viewpoint ~ Young egret on dock.  Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Nothingness” haiku poem by … More Nothingness

Reflections

“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” — Mollie Marti reflection of time mirrors depth of existence future still unseen *   *   * Reflection ~ The Onrust, replica of Dutch trader Adriaen Block’s 1614 vessel, casts image of its stern in the … More Reflections