Promise

“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong *   *   * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Democracy

“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.” — Woodrow Wilson moral character defined by use of power honor must prevail *   *   * Bald Eagle ~ American symbol of democracy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Honor” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Feast

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.” — Melody Beattie tasty repast draws even simple table scraps buoy hungry soul *   *   * Meal Enjoyed ~ Flock of starlings, in their winter garb, enjoy remains of autumn orchard harvest. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Feast” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Good Night!

“Every night, under the same sky and stars, probably since the emergence of humankind, people around the world have been wishing one another a good night.” — Efrat Shoham reflections of past cast in light of tomorrow coming year’s promise *   *   * Tomorrow’s Promise ~ Heron reflects on day gone by • Photo and … More Good Night!

Cold World

“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” — Marty Rubin stay tucked in tight when the sky is frozen cold shivers tell story *   *   * Head under wing ~ Tiny sparrow huddles against cold • Photo and “Cold World” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Temper

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   blinded by temper ability to laugh gone better to calm down *   *   * “Stay away! This is mine” ~ Angry Grackle guards his claim of suet • Photo and “Temper” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Temper

Facing Forward

“When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first.” — Kyo Shirodaira steps moving forward bring future into focus leave past in shadow *   *   * Leaving Doubt Behind ~ Lesser Yellowlegs by Oyster River – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Facing Forward” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Nothingness

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness… It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings.” — Hugh Jackman looking at nothing staring into bare stillness clearing space in mind *   *   * Viewpoint ~ Young egret on dock.  Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Nothingness” haiku poem by … More Nothingness

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

Reflect

“Make it a habit to set some quiet and peaceful time to reflect and think on a daily basis.” — Abhishek Ratna water reflection duplicates surface image misses full picture *   *   * Taking a Look ~ Seagull photo by Jan Logozzo • “Reflect” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020