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

Honor

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” — Peter Marshall July Fourth meaning freedom liberty justice preserve with honor *   *   * Worth Preserving ~ Fourth of July symbols of freedom • American Bald Eagle stands before the flag … More Honor

Perspective

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.” Albert Szent—Gyorg rock-hard trace of tree artistic sculpture in grass woodpecker’s picnic *   *   * Stump-Grinder Job ~ Pileated Woodpecker makes short order of task • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Perceptive” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pack up … More Perspective

Family Outings

“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” — Kevin Heath family outings induction to world around prime time together *   *   * Family Outing ~ Parents serve as sentries while young ones explore their world • Photo of Canada Geese family … More Family Outings

Possession

“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.” — Pliny the Elder coveting assets dreaming of yours as if mine bogus possessions *   *   * Pride of Possession ~ Osprey guards fresh caught fish dinner • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Possession” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Possession

Stereotype

“The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that’s also what the stereotype does.” — Kara Walker shadowed storyline fabricated character trumped-up imposter *   *   * Proud Peacock ~ Or is it a peacock? And is it proud? Seems so — assuming shadowed image tells straight story • Photo at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife … More Stereotype