Catnap

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”  — Barbara Jordan some say powernap for others it’s wasting time just resting one’s eyes *   *   * Snoozing ~ Alligator rests … More Catnap

Weathervane

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra heading into wind gentle breeze not gale force just lull before storm *   *   * Way the Wind Blows ~ Pelican on fishing pier heads into the wind • Photo and “Weathervane” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Weathervane

Scavenger

“For a scavenger, patience is the key to the pantry.” — Delia Owens hunt for what you want finding it placates hunger needn’t search further *   *   * Scavenger ~ With their iridescent purple blue plumage, red beaks and long yellow legs and toes, American Purple Gallinules make a distinctive picture as they gingerly step … More Scavenger

Well Balanced

“In all aspects of our lives balance is key. Doing one thing too much can cause upset, like the old saying goes, everything in moderation is the secret!” — Catherine Pulsifer  too much work or toil scale tips to stress overload hold steady for peace *   *   * Balanced Landing ~ Wood Stork lands on … More Well Balanced

Appetite

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Zig Ziglar dinner fulfillment mind fed with conversation power of appetite *   *   * Dinnertime ~ Mourning Dove enjoys today’s menu • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Appetite” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023

Believe

“Whatever the clouds plan to do, I always trust in the sun which never fails to come out.” — Munia Khan gloomy clouds hover beam of sunlight pierces through spreads the wings of hope *   *   * Transformation ~ Rays of sunshine do away with gloom • Photo by Andrew Finn • “Believe” haiku poem … More Believe

Festive

“Beautiful memories tell our story and wrap themselves in ribbons of the heart” — Flavia Cacace evergreen branches decked in cheerful marks of joy festive signature *   *   * Holiday Greens ~ Dressed with ribbons tied in bows • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Festive” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Continue holiday cheer beyond … More Festive

Ornamentation

“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” ― Aimee Bender handmade over time textured and layered with love hallmark of caring *   *   * Handcrafted Beauty ~ Hummingbird ornament made by Jennifer Avalone, Master Quiller, for the Quilling Tree exhibited … More Ornamentation

Starry Night

“Not just beautiful, though— the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami points of light above reflections of reverence a hallowed stillness *   *   * Stars Everywhere ~ The magical illumination of stars, hung in celebration of the holiday season, may be found throughout … More Starry Night

Optimism

“The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.” — Jim Rohn move forward to light footsteps trample dark shadows future brightens *   *   * Shadowed Path ~ Down Edge Lea Road • Photo by Janet Spencer King • “Clarity” haiku … More Optimism