Catnap

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”  — Barbara Jordan some say powernap for others it’s wasting time just resting one’s eyes *   *   * Snoozing ~ Alligator rests … More Catnap

Weathervane

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra heading into wind gentle breeze not gale force just lull before storm *   *   * Way the Wind Blows ~ Pelican on fishing pier heads into the wind • Photo and “Weathervane” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Weathervane

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

Back Alleys

“We like to pioneer, we like to explore, we like to go down dark alleys and see what’s on the other side.” — Jeff Bezos down back alleyways cache of unspoiled vintage sights back entrance to time *   *   * Alleyway Treasures ~ Wandering down back alleyways in Provincetown • Photos by Andrew Finn • … More Back Alleys

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

Changing Force

“Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in purple haze. One forgets, one waits.” — Carl Sandburg sun sets on skyline old baggage is left behind new year’s fresh outlook *   *   * Crossing Paths ~ Sunset on old, sunrise awaits • NYC skyline photo by Janet Spencer King … More Changing Force

Snowshoes

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” ― Martina Boone walking on soft snow snowshoe steps open new paths function beats fashion *   *   * Snowshoe Viewpoint ~ Move off the beaten path with aid of snowshoes • Photo and “Snowshoes” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Snowshoes

Starry Night

“And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone.” — William Butler Yeats stellar lights above the sky in brilliant pieces divine therapy *   *   * Starry Lights ~ Thousands of tiny points of light turn Westerly, R.I.’s Wilcox Park into a magical holiday extravaganza. RI and CT artists created … More Starry Night

Starry Night

“Not just beautiful, though— the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami points of light above reflections of reverence a hallowed stillness *   *   * Stars Everywhere ~ The magical illumination of stars, hung in celebration of the holiday season, may be found throughout … More Starry Night

Treasured

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” — George Burns summer spill over branches dripping copper leaves will line my pockets *   *   * Copper Beech • Grand old tree lives up to its name • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Treasured” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Treasured