Dancing in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene dancing in the rain rite of purification loveliness preserved *   *   * Raindrops Falling ~ Two Great Egrets dance in the rain • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Dancing in the Rain” haiku by Mary … More Dancing in the Rain

Belly Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” — E. E. Cummings force of happiness fills soul to overflowing laughter tumbles out *   *   * Belly Laugh ~ Great Egret’s version of a good laugh • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • “Belly Laugh” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Step Carefully

“If you concentrate on small, manageable steps, you can cross unimaginable distances.” — Shaun Hick one foot at a time step carefully in unknown invisible traps *   *   * Step at a Time ~ Great Blue Heron steps carefully over unknown ground • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Step Carefully” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Step Carefully

Gossip

“Gossip is nature’s telephone.” — Sholom Aleichem curious to hear tell me even if not true love storytelling *   *   * “Tell me!” ~ Egret spreads a few words of gossip to his Cormorant buddy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gossip” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Spa Day

“I wish I could do an entire spa day.” — Martina McBride relax just for now hot tub with exotic oils soothing wins out *   *   * Spa Day ~ Everyone need to relax, even the egrets • Photo at Rocky Neck Spa by Jan Logozzo • ”Spa Day” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Spa Day

Speaking Up

“Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.” — Goswami Kriyananda message shouted loud listen carefully when heard truth not always told *   *   * Telling All Who Will Listen ~ Chinese goose speaks up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Speaking Up” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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