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

Remembrance

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” — Martin Luther King hoping for progress accelerate speed of change integrate forces *   *   * Hopes for Progress ~ 54 years later, words of Martin Luther King still resonate. • Photo of Jacobite Steam Train as it rolls into … More Remembrance

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

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

Party Time!

“Everyone is dancing!” — Al Bailey 129 penguins line the road to neighborhood party all are invited the Muppets host— Kermit the Frog assumes Travolta disco role Fozzie Bear Miss Piggy the Swedish Chef— they’ll all be there dancing and partying under the lights til the night is late and holiday joy is spent *   … More Party Time!

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