Childbirth

“There is such a special sweetness  in being able to participate  in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav enchantment of love anticipation of birth unfolding of hope *   *   * Joint Effort ~ Male Mourning Dove carries twigs to female, who weaves them into a nest before laying two white eggs. They then take turns nest … More Childbirth

Nap Time

“A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” —Terri Guillemets oomph winding down replenish life force with nap pillow looking good *   *   * Nap Time ~ Barred Owl sleeps away the daytime hours. • Photo (at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida) and “Nap Time” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Nap Time

On-Stage

“We do not see people as they are, but as they appear to us. And these appearances are usually misleading.” — Robert Greene facial appearance camouflaged intents and goals masked play actor *   *   * Confounding Impression ~ Covered in scales and spines, iguanas are known as both pets and pests • Photo by Jan … More On-Stage

Pretty Face

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran cosmetic beauty hides imagined shortcomings deceptive veneer *   *   * Pretty Pug Face ~ With her smooth velvety ears and facial wrinkles and beauty spots, Abby Rose is the center of attention with her longtime friend and owner, Erika. … More Pretty Face

Hiding Spots

“There are many places where we choose to hide. And in the hiding, we soon realize that hiding never eliminates what we are hiding from.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough with wide open eyes hidden objects come to light concealed exposed *   *   * Surveyor ~ Little escapes Osprey’s searching gaze • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Hiding Spots

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

Cold Weather

“I’m not into cold weather, I like warm weather.” — Amos Lee snow suit and mittens meant to keep out cold and ice not working today *   *   * All Bundled Up ~ Caelyn, not a lover of cold and ice! • Watercolor painting and “Cold Weather” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Warm … More Cold Weather

Couch Potato

“Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest.” — Robert Fogel just loafing around bliss exemplification not accomplishment *   *   * Laziness Exemplified ~ Ziva prefers couch to rest • “Couch Potato” haiku poem and watercolor Ziva portrait by Mary O’Connor © … More Couch Potato

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

Heads Up!

“I have what I like to call a ‘chinneck.’ My chin just flows rather easily into my neck.” — Matthew Perry always hold head up shoulders back chin on display face the world with pride *   *   * Head Held High ~ The dewlap, or loose skin hanging down from the male iguana’s chin, does … More Heads Up!