Thanksgiving

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust   thankfulness for gifts powerful simplicity beauty all around *   *   * Inspiration ~ Natural Beauty photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Low Tide

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” — Mahatma Gandhi outgoing tides leave rocky bottom uncovered change is history *   *   * Tide Swept ~ Low Tide at Harvey’s Beach – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Low Tide” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020  

Looking Forward

“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.” — Jesse Jackson darkness edges in gilded shadows tell what’s done sign of more to come *   *   * Day Is Done ~ Golden sunset, Niantic Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • “Looking Forward” haiku poem … More Looking Forward

Forgotten

“…it is sad, of course, to forget. But it is a lonely thing, to be forgotten.” — V. E. Schwab spit and polish gone newfangled life edges in old charm forgotten *   *   * Seen Its Day ~ 1949 International KB-5 series pickup truck sits alone and all but forgotten in the apple orchard at … More Forgotten

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

Balancing Act

“Do three things well, not ten things badly.” — David Segrove competing beauties face up to differences balanced performance *   *   * Popular Choice ~ Dahlias, found in over 50,000 varieties, bloom in just about every color and shape possible. Photo by Jan Logozzo •  “Balancing Act” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Clone

“It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean, and left nothing but the joy of an unobstructed effort.” — Ayn Rand flamboyant dahlia showers its blazing petals clones the warming sun *   *   * Sunburst of Sorts … More Clone

Blessings

“Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.” ― John Muir seasonal blessings stored in tiny pockets wintertime comfort *   *   * Treasure Chest ~ Dahlia turns face towards autumn sun • Photo and “Blessings” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

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

Predator

“The best way to avoid falling prey to the opinions of others is to realize that other people’s opinions are just that—opinions.” —Travis Bradberry *   *   * Red-tailed Hawk with Dinner ~ Watercolor painting of hawk and “Predator” haiku by Mary O’Connor, created from reference photo by Jan Logozzo. See another of her hawk photos … More Predator