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

Fingerprints

“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” — Judy Blume pond lilies unfold jewels float under sun’s light Monet’s legacy *   *   * Live Painting ~ Water Lilies combine nature and art at NY Botanical Garden • Photo and “Legacy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Vibrancy

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson energy levels sparked by colors’ radiance electrify awareness *   *   * Vibrancy ~ Rose covered arches at height •  Photo filtered for color vibrancy taken at Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, Hartford, Conn., by Ellen Franks • “Vibrancy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Vibrancy

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

Bandwidth

“Minds think with ideas, not information. No amount of data, bandwidth, or processing power can substitute for inspired thought.” — Clifford Stoll   despite rows and rows nature’s peaceful sounds missed limited bandwidth *   *   * Row upon Row ~  Tulips in full bloom, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, Conn. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Bandwidth” … More Bandwidth

Renewal

“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs discarding darkness trading winter’s gloom for light spring blossoms renew *   *   * Renewal ~ Symbol of new hope and renewal, springtime’s hyacinth serves as a traditional focus of the Persian New Year … More Renewal

Tapestry

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher one stem at a time tapestry of life is built mapped for blossoms *   *   * Lining of Twigs ~ Tiny House Sparrow builds new home • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tapestry’ haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Love and Life

In memoriam Vincent Martin March 19, 2021 Love and life paused the beat of their heart this spring day, closed their eyes, lay down their mortal limbs in rest. But it was spring—the season of emerging brightness and buttery blossoms alike, reminders that love and life will be seen again— found in space around us, … More Love and Life

Awakening

“The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.” — Bill Veeck tiniest flowers enfold comatose earth in joy harbingers of spring *   *   * Tiny Crocuses ~ Small in size, large in affect • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • Haiku … More Awakening