Perspective

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.” Albert Szent—Gyorg rock-hard trace of tree artistic sculpture in grass woodpecker’s picnic *   *   * Stump-Grinder Job ~ Pileated Woodpecker makes short order of task • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Perceptive” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pack up … More Perspective

Family Outings

“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” — Kevin Heath family outings induction to world around prime time together *   *   * Family Outing ~ Parents serve as sentries while young ones explore their world • Photo of Canada Geese family … More Family Outings

Just Chatting

“Life is a matter of courtship and wooing, flirting and chatting.” — Carolyn See speaking to strangers words not inconsequential what if meet again *   *   * Chat Time ~ Chatting or just sunning, two Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, residents meet up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Just Chatting” haiku poem by Mary … More Just Chatting

Singing in the Shower

“There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.” — Josh Groban off key out of tune crooning in the shower only one loves it *   *   * Diva in the Shower ~ Caribbean Flamingo cools in the shower at Flamingo Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida • Photo … More Singing in the Shower

Freedom of Expression

“Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.” — Liu Xiaobo bright orange with spines dinosaur without a doubt uninfluenced view *   *   * In the Eyes of a Child ~ “Dinosaur” painting by two-and-a-half-year-old Caelyn • “Freedom of Expression” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Freedom of Expression

On-Stage

“We do not see people as they are, but as they appear to us. And these appearances are usually misleading.” — Robert Greene facial appearance camouflaged intents and goals masked play actor *   *   * Confounding Impression ~ Covered in scales and spines, iguanas are known as both pets and pests • Photo by Jan … More On-Stage

Pretty Face

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran cosmetic beauty hides imagined shortcomings deceptive veneer *   *   * Pretty Pug Face ~ With her smooth velvety ears and facial wrinkles and beauty spots, Abby Rose is the center of attention with her longtime friend and owner, Erika. … More Pretty Face

Couch Potato

“Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest.” — Robert Fogel just loafing around bliss exemplification not accomplishment *   *   * Laziness Exemplified ~ Ziva prefers couch to rest • “Couch Potato” haiku poem and watercolor Ziva portrait by Mary O’Connor © … More Couch Potato

Heads Up!

“I have what I like to call a ‘chinneck.’ My chin just flows rather easily into my neck.” — Matthew Perry always hold head up shoulders back chin on display face the world with pride *   *   * Head Held High ~ The dewlap, or loose skin hanging down from the male iguana’s chin, does … More Heads Up!

Attractive

“A colorful body with fabrics, tattoos and jewelry is attractive, but a colorful heart with love, truth and faith is beautiful.” — Anthony Liccione thirty eight crayons color the world with bluster black and white will do *   *   * King of the Barnyard ~ Rooster struts his colors • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Attractive