Price Paid

“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

Into the Light

“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

Disorder

“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

Double Duty

“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

New Book!

“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!

Challenges

“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

Cleansing

“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

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