Family Likeness

¨You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.¨ — Desmond Tutu family resemblance seen in genes not feathers biologic bond *   *   * Family Portrait ~ Juvenile Ibis stands out in family gathering • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Family Likeness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Family Likeness

Home Decor

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life.” – Elsie de Wolfe home decor ideas outside beauty transcends walls lush paper patterns *   *   * Wall Art ~ Elegant wallpaper • Photo of American White Ibis by Jan Logozzo • “Home Décor” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

Dark Side

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. light, color and love hiding in darkness of life waiting to be found *   *   * Darkness ~ Love and color hide in black rose • Photo by Jan Logozzo … More Dark Side

Climate Change

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” — Percy Bysshe Shelley jumble of brambles safe haven as world turns warm just a hint of green *   *   * Scarlet Beauty ~ Cardinal brightens winter’s dreariness • Photo and “Climate Change” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Brighten Dreary Winter Days “Passing Shadows” ~ New … More Climate Change

Ice Cold

“Who knows how long the cold  weather will last.” — Joe Williams in the beginning it looks to stay forever that’s winter for you *   *   * Mitten Weather ~ Blue tells story of frozen • Photo of icy Devil’s Hopyard Falls, Salem, Conn., by Jan Logozzo • “Ice Cold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Ice Cold

Year’s End

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” — Hal Borland the sun is setting artful shutting down of old another’s prelude *   *   * Year’s End ~ Sunset a bold promise of splendor yet to come • Photo and … More Year’s End

Unadorned Beauty

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” — Albert Einstein nature’s polished gems Adam and Eve’s downfall seductive beauty *   *   * Pure and Simple ~ Apple on butternut wood • Photo and “Unadorned Beauty” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Turn the Pages to a New Year! “Passing Shadows” ~ New book … More Unadorned Beauty

Winter Solstice

“After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished.” — Dacha Avelin May Pole reimagined round and round this day we dance solstice fantasy *   *   * May Pole Makeover ~ Recognizing December 21st Winter Solstice • Photo and … More Winter Solstice

Deep Beauty

“Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.” — Mario Vargas Llosa splendor all around nature’s beauty hidden deep waiting to be found *   *   * Deep throat of Iris leads to wonders of underground cavern • Photo and “Deep Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Give a  Holiday … More Deep Beauty

Memories

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — James M. Barrie winter’s cold withers wrapped in warm shades of summer memories outlive *   *   * Roses Recalled ~ Lush Florence Griswold Museum summer garden reduced to memory • Photo and “Memories” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Perfect Holiday … More Memories