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

Open Book

“Life consists of two sides…  light and dark, joy and sorrow. Without a balance, one cannot fully experience a full and well-rounded life.” — JoAnn Ross still-life of readings accounts of joy and sorrow well-thumbed pages *   *   * Still Life with Open Bible ~ In this 1885 painting, said to symbolize the different views … More Open Book


“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  

High and Dry

“If I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.” — Olivia Wilde seeking safe harbor sailing through troubled waters sea of discontent *   *   * Safe Harbor ~ Three-masted barque model sits safe and sound at Little Compton, RI, home dock • Photo and … More High and Dry


“I saw a tree dancing in the wind, and it said to me, ‘I’m not doing this to entertain you, but to remind you of what life is — a dance in the wind!” ~ Michael Bassey Johnson cold winds are blowing trees bending over lost leaves winter’s welcome dance *   *   * Sculptural Weavings … More Windblown


“Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing.” — Neil Gaiman wear that jaunty cap adds character plus height generates laughter *   *   * Jaunty … More Chapeau

Lantern Light

“If we are to have any hope  for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others.”  — Plato open wings flash red shines light of deepest danger hostile lanternfly *   *   * Pretty Predator ~ An invasive planthopper that made its way to the U.S. from China, the Spotted Lanternfly damages … More Lantern Light

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


“The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence  of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.” — Michael Jackson colors fresh and new wonder that lands in my hand world full of magic *   *   * Enchantment ~ Two-year-old Orlo is captivated by visit of such a wondrous … More Innocence


“Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use.” — Joan Z. Borysenko tight ropes and pulleys infrastructure of progress critical tension *   *   * Lines of Progress ~ Waiting to Sail • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tension” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022