Inclusiveness

“Our forward track must focus on including everyone, embracing everyone, and celebrating the beauty – and normalcy – of everyone’s differences.” — Richelieu Dennis  in row after row one mixes in with others color no concern *   *   * Together ~ Pansies at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • ‘Inclusiveness’ … More Inclusiveness

World Outlook

“Being on top of the world doesn’t mean anything unless you know what it’s like to be at the bottom.” — Rachel Smith perched high on top troubled world outlook gained best keep feet on ground *   *   * High-level Outlook ~ Sitting on top of the world • Photo and Haiku poem by Mary … More World Outlook

Restorative

“In one breath, I release all negative feelings and fearful thoughts, then fill up my lungs with wonder and awe and pure, unadulterated joy.” — Sara Baysinger graced with beauty nature’s handiwork transmits restorative awe *   *   * Healing Beauty ~ Goldfinch on Throne photo by Jan Logozzo • “Restorative” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © … More Restorative

Golden Glory

“The morning pouring everywhere, its golden glory on the air.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow golden light sets stage blossoms offer breath of life moments of peace born *   *   * Golden Glory ~ California Poppies brighten day – Photo by Jan Logozzo • Golden Glory Haiku poem* by Mary O‘Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Golden Glory

Closed Mind

“Small thoughts fit easily into a closed mind, but big thoughts require an open one.” — Roy H. Williams face locked up tight expression of closed mind must open to grow *   *   * Closed Mind ~ Sunflower Face photo and haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen … More Closed Mind

Spinning

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein petals twist and spin daily exercise routine can-do attitude *   *   * Spinning ~ Haiku* poem and tulip photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, … More Spinning

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple

Determination

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi what’s gathered today cushions future fears nectar truly sweet *   *   * Day in, day out ~ Skipper butterfly* at work gathering nectar in cluster of white asters • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Determination Haiku** by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * notoriously difficult to … More Determination

Hard Work

“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” — Steve Pavlina hard working bee toils outdoor office eases stress collects sweet payoff *   *   * At Work in Outdoor Office ~ Worker Bee photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hard Work” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Hard Work

Sheltered

“Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.” — John Stuart Mill all looks beautiful sheltered from divisive truth distorted vision *   *   * Under the Green Leaf Parasol ~ Photo and Sheltered Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Sheltered