Fingerprints

“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” — Judy Blume pond lilies unfold jewels float under sun’s light Monet’s legacy *   *   * Live Painting ~ Water Lilies combine nature and art at NY Botanical Garden • Photo and “Legacy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Outdone

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” — John Ruskin beauty wannabe costumed in trendy fashion outdone by nature *   *   * Nature’s Plain Beauty ~ Fashion, pure and simple • Red-winged Blackbird photo by Jan Logozzo • “Outdone” 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

Patchwork Quilt

“Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.” — Robert Reynolds colors bright and bold laced with stitches of thread patches of friendship *   *   * Patchwork of Colors ~ Gift of Warmth by Jane Duncan • “Patchwork Quilt” haiku 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

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

Momentum

“To stand out from the crowd requires you to stand up and stand for what you believe in.” ― Gift Gugu Mona sustain momentum treading water not enough take active measures *   *   * Holding One’s Own ~ Colorful Koi fish outweigh tiny turtle at Morikami Japanese Gardens Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Momentum” haiku poem … More Momentum

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius drawn by dawning hope leaves security behind rises to new heights *   *   * Egret Rising ~ Great Egret rises above Oyster River marshes • Watercolor painting and “Rise Up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 (See … More Rise Up

Predator

“The best way to avoid falling prey to the opinions of others is to realize that other people’s opinions are just that—opinions.” —Travis Bradberry *   *   * Red-tailed Hawk with Dinner ~ Watercolor painting of hawk and “Predator” haiku by Mary O’Connor, created from reference photo by Jan Logozzo. See another of her hawk photos … More Predator

Environmental Cry

“Not a hot planet, but a beautiful earth with a clear sky, clean water, and fresh air is our commitment to the next generations.” — Amit Ray spoiled ocean waves an environmental cry lifeless plants confirm *   *   * Environmental Cry ~ Questionable Hanging Plants photo by Jan Logozzo • Climate Change Haiku by Mary … More Environmental Cry