“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu golden petals glow shimmer as a candle’s flame defeat of darkness *   *   * Nighttime Light ~ Golden Zinnia blossom a beacon in the dark • Photo and “Darkness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022  

Earned Rest

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop” – Ovid blankets of still earth quilted with tufts of flowers summer rests in peace *   *   * Season’s End ~ Tired tractor at Burnett’s Country Gardens, Salem, Conn., retired ‘til spring • Photo  by Jan Logozzo • “Earned Rest” haiku poem by Mary … More Earned Rest


“Every moment is beautiful;  delicious even!” — Alicia Keys even when it rains something enchanting appears traces of sunshine *   *   * Last Sips ~ As sunny season fades, Monarch butterfly takes long tasty sips • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Delicious” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022  

Stained Glass

“Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.” — Maggie Stiefvater splendid perspective sunlit glass fused with color magnified beauty *   *   * Sunlit ~ Monarch Butterfly template for Tiffany Glass • Photo by Jan Logozzo … More Stained Glass


“Paradises can only be made with our own hands, with our own creativity  in harmony with the free creativity of nature.” — Friedensreich Hundertwasser nature’s art palette all colors textures and shapes cosmic potential *   *   * Surrounded by Paradise ~ Their own creations through nature are seen at the home of Chrissie and John … More Paradise


“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.” — Jenna Morasca pale blossom colors thrive with tenderness of touch delicate beauty *   *   * Gentle Touch ~ Soft pink Zinnia petals offer perfect resting spot for delicate Colias genus butterfly • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Delicate” … More Delicate


“Time was plentiful, a spilling basket of golden minutes and hours.” ― Suanne Laqueur sunshine brightens time save its rays for tomorrow beacons of promise *   *   * Golden Minutes ~ Overflowing daisies • “Promise” haiku and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022  


“Great art picks up  where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall splendor in garden painting on nature’s canvas portable artscape *   *   * Artist at Work ~ Eastern Tiger Swallowtail enhances simple beauty of Butterfly Bush • “Great Art” haiku poem and butterfly photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022


“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” — Henry Ward Beecher just a tiny touch spark of light in the darkness that is all it takes *   *   * Spotlight ~ Ray of sunshine lights up rings of golden stamen • Photo and “Ignite” haiku … More Ignite


“When we make the choice to care, we set into motion a snowball effect that touches many people… never underestimate the importance of a kind act.” — Alan Cohen snow disguised as lace frosty summer pom pom season’s ball of cheer *   *   * “Incrediball’ Hydrangea ~ Snowball pom poms offer cheer in summer heat … More Snowball