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

Renewable

“Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” — Barbara Kingsolver reflecting day’s work sun sets with hope tucked in tight rest and be refreshed *   *   * Hope’s Reflection ~ Closing out the Day • Photo and … More Renewable

Dancing in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene dancing in the rain rite of purification loveliness preserved *   *   * Raindrops Falling ~ Two Great Egrets dance in the rain • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Dancing in the Rain” haiku by Mary … More Dancing in the Rain

Prayer

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” — Satchel Paige to gain easy life adopt prayer-like posture — doesn’t work that way *   *   * Prayer ~ Atop zinnia flowers, Praying Mantis assumes prayer-like stance for which it is named • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Prayer” haiku poem … More Prayer

Belly Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” — E. E. Cummings force of happiness fills soul to overflowing laughter tumbles out *   *   * Belly Laugh ~ Great Egret’s version of a good laugh • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • “Belly Laugh” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Bumpy

“Each moment has different flavor, different beauty and different texture.” — Amit Ray rough textured wrapping covers surprising features what’s inside matters *   *   * Bumpy Berries ~ Gritty bumpy skin of Kousa Dogwood berries covers sweet, custard-like fruit. • Photo and “Bumpy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Step Carefully

“If you concentrate on small, manageable steps, you can cross unimaginable distances.” — Shaun Hick one foot at a time step carefully in unknown invisible traps *   *   * Step at a Time ~ Great Blue Heron steps carefully over unknown ground • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Step Carefully” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Step Carefully

Shadows

“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.” — Gregory Maguire sun at its brightest cloaks secrets in dark shadows masked potential *   *   * In the Light of Day ~ Ferns and Lily pads have stories to tell • Photo and “Shadows” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Gossip

“Gossip is nature’s telephone.” — Sholom Aleichem curious to hear tell me even if not true love storytelling *   *   * “Tell me!” ~ Egret spreads a few words of gossip to his Cormorant buddy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gossip” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021