Tribute

“A world of grief and pain flowers bloom — even then.” — Kobayashi Issa palette of colors softness thrives in callous world artistic tribute *   *   * Orchid Palette ~ Florida orchids in multiple hues salute the people of Ukraine • Photos by Jan Logozzo • “Tribute” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pages … More Tribute

Big Nose

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” ― George Orwell jumbo-sized nose banner of expansive soul de Bergerac clone *   *   * Beak of a Nose – Pelican’s nasal openings are sealed off and hidden beneath its horny beak. • Brown Pelican photo and “Big Nose” haiku poem by … More Big Nose

Prayers for Ukraine

“All churches are an echo of this — the Cathedral of Nature.” — Seth Adam Smith serene gracefulness quiet for suffering souls low-hanging peace *   *   * Nature’s Cathedral ~ Cluster of tiny  heavenly trumpets sound hymnal peace • Dendrobium orchids at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo  by Jan Logozzo • “Prayers for Ukraine” haiku … More Prayers for Ukraine

Dark Side

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. light, color and love hiding in darkness of life waiting to be found *   *   * Darkness ~ Love and color hide in black rose • Photo by Jan Logozzo … More Dark Side

Deep Beauty

“Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.” — Mario Vargas Llosa splendor all around nature’s beauty hidden deep waiting to be found *   *   * Deep throat of Iris leads to wonders of underground cavern • Photo and “Deep Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Give a  Holiday … More Deep Beauty

Memories

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — James M. Barrie winter’s cold withers wrapped in warm shades of summer memories outlive *   *   * Roses Recalled ~ Lush Florence Griswold Museum summer garden reduced to memory • Photo and “Memories” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Perfect Holiday … More Memories

Thanksgiving

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart unadorned beauty graces day of gratitude centerpiece of thanks *   *   * Thanksgiving Dress ~ Mini Orchid dresses in seasonal shades of pumpkin • Photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 … More Thanksgiving

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