Garden of Roses

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” — Walter Hagen nectar of long life fragrant sustenance of gods perfume of flowers *   *   * Archways of Life ~ Enjoy the ambrosia of roses • Elizabeth Park Conservancy, West Hartford, Conn. photo … More Garden of Roses

Past Connections

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” — Thomas S. Monson historic pathways stones worn by sandaled footsteps vibrations of past *   *   * Juxtaposition ~ Orchids bring life to classic mural background • Photo of a Passing of Time wall painting … More Past Connections

Boundaries

“Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.” — Rumi closed gate hinders view artificial boundary incites trespassers *   *   * View on Other Side ~ Open gate becomes entryway • “Boundaries” haiku poem and Harkness Memorial State Park wrought iron gateway photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Leave daily boundaries … More Boundaries

Sacred Place

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” – Jana Kingsford piled in prayer stacked stones meditative art mark of holy place *   *   * Balanced Rocks ~ Stones stacked for relaxation, to relieve stress, to meditate • “Sacred Place” haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Turn the pages of  “Passing … More Sacred Place

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

Coolness

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” — Pablo Neruda peaceful black water cooled by deep shadows of green calm transcending depth *   *   * Color of Cool • Pond at Bonnet House Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. by Jan Logozzo • “Coolness” haiku poem by Mary … More Coolness

Tribute

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”  — Paul Tsongas sacrifice of all memorials tell our thanks honor and glory *   *   * Symbol of Service — People around the world recognize poppies in remembrance of those lost fighting for their country, a tradition which began during World War I … More Tribute

Uvalde

“It’s time to turn this pain into action, for every parent, for every citizen of this country.”  — U.S. President Joe Biden what are we doing? bearing heartbreak and outrage over and over *   *   * Flowers and prayers not enough. — Action needed! Photo and “Uvalde” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Images … More Uvalde

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