Creation

“All works of nature created by God in heaven and on earth are works of sculpture.” — Benvenuto Cellini curve neck just this way display intricate pattern Grecian urn takes shape *   *   * Sculpted ~ Anhinga poses under light of Florida sun • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Creation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Creation

Wasted

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn nothing achieved time spent just sitting around use it or lose it *   *   * Just Sitting Around ~ Sparrows on Stone Wall photo and “Wasted” haiku 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

Tasty

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” — Franz Kafka nibbled and noshed hot spicy foods wolfed down teary-eyed upshot *   *   * Early bird gets mouthful • American Robin photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tasty” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Distortion

“Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.” — Anne Roiphe ripples in water reflections delusional distortions of truth *   *   * Carnival Mirror ~ Markings of Lesser Yellowlegs distort in reflections • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Distortion” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Independence

“The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn’t be squandered.” — Harper Reed going it alone ignoring other’s guidance staying true to self *   *   * Mama swan ponders what to do about egg that got away from nest • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Independence” haiku poem … More Independence

Straight Line

“Follow your own passion— not your parents’, not your teachers’— yours.” — Robert Ballard not always easy taking straight path through trouble following conscience *   *   * Straight Line ~ Young Canada Geese follow parents through high waters • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Straight Line” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2016

Imitation

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” — George Bernard Shaw modeling oneself after admired others mimicry at best *   *   * Imitation ~ Male and female Purple Martin Swallows copy each other in stance  • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary … More Imitation

Togetherness

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi standing together giving dimension to dreams instruments of change *   *  * Double Sighting ~ Osprey pairing • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Togetherness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Breathe

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause.” ― Akiroq Brost soft whisper of leaves sounds of silence nature’s song calming naptime tune *   *   * Sitting Still ~ Female Boat-tailed Grackle finds peace and quiet in Florida foliage • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Breathe” … More Breathe