“Things taste better outdoors. And if it’s a forbidden thing, so much the better.” — Franny Billingsley how lucky am I! can’t pass up backyard bonus full picnic table * * * Backyard Picnic ~ “Hmm! What have we here? … Don’t want to miss even one kernel!” • Squirrel enjoys corn on the … More Partytime!
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” — Unknown price of freedom paid scars carved into limbs and lives will they ever heal * * * High Price ~ Veteran’s Day carving • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Price … More Price Paid
“Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs moments of time pass leaving shadows in their wake cleared away by the sun * * * Into the Light ~ Frontier Ridge in the Mont Blanc massif, French Alps, pokes its head above the clouds … More Into the Light
“I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world.” — Yoko Ono chaos all around beauty and stillness stand out offset disorder * * * Overseer ~ Great Egret brings a semblance of order to disorder at the crab bridge • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Disorder” haiku … More Disorder
“But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” — J.R.R. Tolkien wings spread across sky those below huddle in fear a passing shadow * * * Double Duty ~ When you purchase a copy of the inspirational new book “Passing Shadows” , you will be helping veterans transition … More Double Duty
“Its haikus and accompanying photos and paintings are a mind-clearing breath of fresh air!” — Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D. captured images uncover moments of calm good feelings of ahh! * * * Passing Shadows ~ Perfect post-pandemic gift book by Mary O’Connor. Filled with three-line haiku poems, illustrated with surprising full-color photos and watercolor … More New Book!
“Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi challenges beckon move as with tides of the sea rhythm turns upbeat * * * Challenges Met ~ Oliver Cromwell ship model marks building near yard where this original corvette style vessel was built in 1776 … More Challenges
“Ocean waves always soothe my soul and give me hope that everything is going to be alright.” — Malia rough edges smoothed deep cleansing loofah scrub pure beauty bared * * * Treasures of the Sea ~ Stones and Shells smoothed to perfection • Photo and “Cleansing” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021
“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
“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