Tasty Snack

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.” — Heston Blumenthal carte du jour listing attention turns to eating farm-to-table feast *   *   * Tasty Snack ~ Miniature Sicilian Donkey enjoys a mid-day treat • Photo and “Tasty Snack” haiku by … More Tasty Snack

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

Speaking Up

“Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.” — Goswami Kriyananda message shouted loud listen carefully when heard truth not always told *   *   * Telling All Who Will Listen ~ Chinese goose speaks up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Speaking Up” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Hiding

“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” — Sophocles hiding treasured things better to keep in plain sight no one will look there *   *   * Hiding ~ “Is it safe to come out?” • Photo of white-tailed deer hiding in woods by Jan Logozzo • “Hiding” haiku poem by … More Hiding

Gentleness

“The ear is the avenue to the heart.” — Voltaire traits of gentleness remaining still and caring strengthen a soft heart *   *   * Gentle Rabbit ~ New England Cottontail personifies softness • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gentleness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rescued

“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.” — Ronald A. Rasband adopted buddy offers love and gratitude rescue equals peace *   *   * Saved ~ Having traveled from Houston (hence his name) to Boston, Yorkie-mix Houston loves his new “forever home.” • Watercolor painting and “Rescued” haiku … More Rescued

All Ears

“Learn to listen.  Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.” — Anonymous when ears are perked smallest sounds take on meaning way to understand *   *   * All Ears ~ Tiny fawn, yet to catch up to ears • Photo and “All Ears” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Mischief

“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” — Jason Wu just stirring things up tempering good with mischief laughter escapes eyes *   *   * Rascal ~ Appropriately named, little Rascal, a Norfolk Terrier, brings nothing but big smiles to those who love him • Watercolor … More Mischief

Cover-up

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” — Howard Baker buried truth fateful reality distorted honesty crucial *   *   * Buried in Snow photo and “Cover-up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Learning

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” — Alexandra K. Trenfor learning at young age builds future understanding worthwhile fixation *   *   * Training • Mama fox teaches the secrets of hunting to her young kit ~ Watercolor painting and “Learning” haiku by Mary … More Learning