Breathe

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause.” ― Akiroq Brost soft whisper of leaves sounds of silence nature’s song calming naptime tune *   *   * Sitting Still ~ Female Boat-tailed Grackle finds peace and quiet in Florida foliage • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Breathe” … More Breathe

Fragile

“Hope is fragile and needs to be tended and renewed.” — Patrick Shad four delicate gifts fragility cuddles strength new wonder released *   *   * Fragile Beginnings ~ Eastern Bluebird eggs are as delicate as they are exquisite • Photo by Richard Williams • “Fragile” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Adversity

“I’ll teach you how to jump on the wind’s back, and then away we go.” — J.M. Barrie riding with airstream beats fighting adverse currents sense of consensus *   *   * Caught in the Wind ~ Struggle as it may, this lone Herring Gull had a hard time getting too far, too soon • Photo … More Adversity

Departure

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens streamlets of water telling signs of departure teardrops of leaving *   *   * Leaving ~ Hooded Megansers take off • Watercolor painting* and “Departure” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor * painting created from photo reference by Julie Carlson

Tapestry

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher one stem at a time tapestry of life is built mapped for blossoms *   *   * Lining of Twigs ~ Tiny House Sparrow builds new home • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tapestry’ haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Patchwork Quilt

“Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.” — Robert Reynolds colors bright and bold laced with stitches of thread patches of friendship *   *   * Patchwork of Colors ~ Gift of Warmth by Jane Duncan • “Patchwork Quilt” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Love and Life

In memoriam Vincent Martin March 19, 2021 Love and life paused the beat of their heart this spring day, closed their eyes, lay down their mortal limbs in rest. But it was spring—the season of emerging brightness and buttery blossoms alike, reminders that love and life will be seen again— found in space around us, … More Love and Life

Puffed Up

“If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.” — Sophia Loren puffed up with pride feeding on vibes of vanity misses true beauty *   *   * All puffed up ~ Tiny house sparrow fills doorway to nest • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Puffed Up

All Ears

“Learn to listen.  Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.” — Anonymous when ears are perked smallest sounds take on meaning way to understand *   *   * All Ears ~ Tiny fawn, yet to catch up to ears • Photo and “All Ears” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Awakening

“The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.” — Bill Veeck tiniest flowers enfold comatose earth in joy harbingers of spring *   *   * Tiny Crocuses ~ Small in size, large in affect • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • Haiku … More Awakening