“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” — Jules Reynard warm sunshine in spring nourishes one’s comfort zone builds lazy habits *   *   * Sheep on Hillside  ~ Soaking up the sunshine • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Laziness” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2023

Digging Deep

“If you dig a hole and it’s in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn’t going to help.” — Seymour Chwast holes hiding acorns buried treasures without maps tenuous at best *   *   * “Where did I put that?!” ~ Red Squirrel digs for buried treasure • Photo by Andrew Finn • “Digging Deep” haiku … More Digging Deep


“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


“Grief, a type of sadness that most often occurs when you have lost someone you love, is a sneaky thing, because it can disappear for a long time, and then pop up when you least expect it.” — Daniel Handler slowly quietly unannounced surprise entry sneaky behavior *   *   * Ever So Quietly ~ Alligator … More Sneaky

All Tangled Up

“Spending some time getting quiet can really be the best remedy for tangled situations.” — Lysa TerKeurst hopelessly tangled threads of life tied up in knots woven with falsehoods *   *   * Battle of the Strongest ~ Great Blue Heron catches snake. Snake wraps tail around Heron’s beak, keeping beak closed. Who will win? • … More All Tangled Up

Body Language

“Body language is more fascinating to me than actual language.” — Michelle Yeoh shape and inflections body contortions suggest eye contact reveals *   *   * Telling Posture ~ Fluid lines of flamingos say more than vocal words • Photos at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida and “Body Language” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023  


“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”  — Barbara Jordan some say powernap for others it’s wasting time just resting one’s eyes *   *   * Snoozing ~ Alligator rests … More Catnap

Back Alleys

“We like to pioneer, we like to explore, we like to go down dark alleys and see what’s on the other side.” — Jeff Bezos down back alleyways cache of unspoiled vintage sights back entrance to time *   *   * Alleyway Treasures ~ Wandering down back alleyways in Provincetown • Photos by Andrew Finn • … More Back Alleys

Sibling Bond

“Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.” – Suzie Huitt love of a brother childhood playmate, friend for life bond outweighs teasing *   *   * Best Buds ~ A safe bet that brother and sister … More Sibling Bond


“You can’t touch love, but you can feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.” — Anne Sullivan Macy salve of love shines forth warms atmosphere with kindness sweetness of honey *   *   * Epitome of Sweetness ~ Little Yorkie Terrier Gracie brings lots of love to the Lombardi family • Watercolor painting and “Sweetness” … More Sweetness