Closed Mind

“Small thoughts fit easily into a closed mind, but big thoughts require an open one.” — Roy H. Williams face locked up tight expression of closed mind must open to grow *   *   * Closed Mind ~ Sunflower Face photo and haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen … More Closed Mind

Spinning

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein petals twist and spin daily exercise routine can-do attitude *   *   * Spinning ~ Haiku* poem and tulip photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, … More Spinning

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

Trouble

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up.” — John Lewis hiding quietly watching something not right best to make some noise *   *   * Hiding ~ Playing It Safe Photo by Jan Logozzo • Trouble Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Trouble

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple

Determination

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi what’s gathered today cushions future fears nectar truly sweet *   *   * Day in, day out ~ Skipper butterfly* at work gathering nectar in cluster of white asters • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Determination Haiku** by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * notoriously difficult to … More Determination

Hard Work

“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” — Steve Pavlina hard working bee toils outdoor office eases stress collects sweet payoff *   *   * At Work in Outdoor Office ~ Worker Bee photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hard Work” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Hard Work

Enchantment

“There are no seven wonders in the world in the eyes of children; there are seven million.” — Walt Streightiff wonder is trapped in the lens of children’s eyes trusting enchantment *   *   * Enchantment ~ Four year old Maeve is spellbound by some unknown wonder • Watercolor portrait and “Enchantment” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor  … More Enchantment

Sheltered

“Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.” — John Stuart Mill all looks beautiful sheltered from divisive truth distorted vision *   *   * Under the Green Leaf Parasol ~ Photo and Sheltered Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Sheltered

Privileged

“In theory, we are all equal before the law. In practice, there are overwhelming privileges that come with winning the birth lottery.” — Adrianna Huffington bred for best in show costumed in blue ribbon robes claiming privilege *   *   * Bred for Show ~ Rose photo and “Privileged” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Privileged