Scavenger

“For a scavenger, patience is the key to the pantry.” — Delia Owens hunt for what you want finding it placates hunger needn’t search further *   *   * Scavenger ~ With their iridescent purple blue plumage, red beaks and long yellow legs and toes, American Purple Gallinules make a distinctive picture as they gingerly step … More Scavenger

Well Balanced

“In all aspects of our lives balance is key. Doing one thing too much can cause upset, like the old saying goes, everything in moderation is the secret!” — Catherine Pulsifer  too much work or toil scale tips to stress overload hold steady for peace *   *   * Balanced Landing ~ Wood Stork lands on … More Well Balanced

Appetite

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Zig Ziglar dinner fulfillment mind fed with conversation power of appetite *   *   * Dinnertime ~ Mourning Dove enjoys today’s menu • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Appetite” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023

Believe

“Whatever the clouds plan to do, I always trust in the sun which never fails to come out.” — Munia Khan gloomy clouds hover beam of sunlight pierces through spreads the wings of hope *   *   * Transformation ~ Rays of sunshine do away with gloom • Photo by Andrew Finn • “Believe” haiku poem … More Believe

Ornamentation

“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” ― Aimee Bender handmade over time textured and layered with love hallmark of caring *   *   * Handcrafted Beauty ~ Hummingbird ornament made by Jennifer Avalone, Master Quiller, for the Quilling Tree exhibited … More Ornamentation

Chapeau

“Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing.” — Neil Gaiman wear that jaunty cap adds character plus height generates laughter *   *   * Jaunty … More Chapeau

Personal Style

“Nothing makes me smile more  than when I see someone being fully themselves, with their own individual style and character, whatever that is.” —Angelina Jolie robes and elegance stand out among all others not always with praise *   *   * Elegance ~ Peacock drags train of royal bling • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Personal … More Personal Style

Showy

“Color is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing bright red pants” — Jessi Arrington rosy red stand-out not plush or overly bold yet eyebrows still rise *   *   * Stand-out ~ Male House Finch completes his outfit with feathers of rosy red • Photo by Jan … More Showy

Life Span

“In this age of micro-blogging and two-second sound bites, almost no one has the attention span, or time, to read more than a few sentences.”  — Tim Frick memory shapes life short attention span constrains shiny things distract *   *   * Span of Time ~ Downy Woodpecker perches on a backyard span of life • … More Life Span

Hypocrisy

“Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry.” — Julie Motz pretending to be display wannabe image hybrid existence *   *   * Symmetry ~ Blue-crowned Parakeets all lined-up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hypocrisy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Set a cool drink on these summer coasters…  and relax! Cork-backed, set of four, $15.68. … More Hypocrisy