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

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

Refuge

“Sanctuaries are magical places – dare I say holy?” — Colleen Patrick-Goudreau quiet seeps inward soothes and calms beneath surface numbing sedative *   *   * Quieting ~ Oasis Pond Garden • Photo at Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach (CT) State Park by Jan Logozzo • “Refuge” 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

Showy

“I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice.” —Alice Walker showy purple spears timidity on notice riot of chutzpa *   *   * Attention-getters ~ Showy Salvia stand out in Florence Griswold Museum gardens • Photo and “Showy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Remembered

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” — Harry S. Truman keen of tolling bell sinks in mist of lowered clouds sunset in own right *   *   * Tolling Bell ~ … More Remembered

Independence

“The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn’t be squandered.” — Harper Reed going it alone ignoring other’s guidance staying true to self *   *   * Mama swan ponders what to do about egg that got away from nest • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Independence” haiku poem … More Independence

Straight Line

“Follow your own passion— not your parents’, not your teachers’— yours.” — Robert Ballard not always easy taking straight path through trouble following conscience *   *   * Straight Line ~ Young Canada Geese follow parents through high waters • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Straight Line” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2016

Patterns

“Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs streaking across light shadows draw contours and lines cast patterns of life *   *   * Cast Shadows ~ Moment of Calm at Rocky Neck • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Patterns” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Patterns

Stress

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin storm’s unfiltered force channels stress into tailspin     enter quietness *   *   * Show of Force ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stress” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021