Yard Sale

“Autumn— the year’s last, loveliest smile.” —William Cullen Bryant golden glow banner rolled out in last hurrah summer remnants sale *   *   * Last of the Golden Mums ~ Photo and “Yard Sale” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021    

Mother’s Recipe

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” — Samuel Pepys favorite dinner made from mother’s recipe guests always love it *   *   * Mother’s Recipe ~ Two bees feast on nectar-rich heart of Verrone’s Obsidian Dahlia • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Mother’s Recipe” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 … More Mother’s Recipe

Hokey Pokey

“A nursery rhyme shapes your bones and nerves, and it shapes your mind. They are powerful, nursery rhymes, and immensely old, and not toys, even though they are for children.” — Katherine Catmull put your right foot in and move us close together what it’s all about *   *   * Hokey Pokey Dance ~ Two … More Hokey Pokey

Prayer

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” — Satchel Paige to gain easy life adopt prayer-like posture — doesn’t work that way *   *   * Prayer ~ Atop zinnia flowers, Praying Mantis assumes prayer-like stance for which it is named • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Prayer” haiku poem … More Prayer

Unbottled Spirits

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder spirits of softness balanced with warm hints of gold varietals of joy *   *   * Finish of Gold ~ Nature’s Reserve • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Unbottled Spirits” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Symphony

“What blooms from beautiful seeds of thought becomes a symphony of colorful abundance.” — Jazz Feylynn nature’s instruments music of symphonic dream pastoral masterpiece *   *   * Nature’s Overture ~ Music of the Tiger Lilies • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Symphony” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Great Things

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill tiniest of all encapsulated beauty microcosm of charm *   *   * Tiniest Form ~ Encapsulated Beauty • Photo and “Great Things” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Shine

“Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson flotsam and jetsam arm the stream with strings and keys basis of its song *   *   * Goldfish Adds Shine to Pool ~ Photo at Harkness Memorial State Park by Jan Logozzo • ”Shine” haiku by Mary … More Shine

Unspoken

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” — Coco Chanel wearing robes of red presumptuous elegance inferred royalty *   *   * Pure Elegance ~ Peonies photo and “Unspoken” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Well-being

“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” — Unknown resting in garden building sense of well-being brushed by pollen *   *   * Garden Haven ~ Ceramic pals keep silent watch • Photo and “Well-being” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021