Chapeau

“Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing.” — Neil Gaiman wear that jaunty cap adds character plus height generates laughter *   *   * Jaunty … More Chapeau

Lantern Light

“If we are to have any hope  for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others.”  — Plato open wings flash red shines light of deepest danger hostile lanternfly *   *   * Pretty Predator ~ An invasive planthopper that made its way to the U.S. from China, the Spotted Lanternfly damages … More Lantern Light

Stained Glass

“Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.” — Maggie Stiefvater splendid perspective sunlit glass fused with color magnified beauty *   *   * Sunlit ~ Monarch Butterfly template for Tiffany Glass • Photo by Jan Logozzo … More Stained Glass

Innocence

“The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence  of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.” — Michael Jackson colors fresh and new wonder that lands in my hand world full of magic *   *   * Enchantment ~ Two-year-old Orlo is captivated by visit of such a wondrous … More Innocence

Tension

“Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use.” — Joan Z. Borysenko tight ropes and pulleys infrastructure of progress critical tension *   *   * Lines of Progress ~ Waiting to Sail • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tension” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Delicate

“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.” — Jenna Morasca pale blossom colors thrive with tenderness of touch delicate beauty *   *   * Gentle Touch ~ Soft pink Zinnia petals offer perfect resting spot for delicate Colias genus butterfly • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Delicate” … More Delicate

Promise

“Time was plentiful, a spilling basket of golden minutes and hours.” ― Suanne Laqueur sunshine brightens time save its rays for tomorrow beacons of promise *   *   * Golden Minutes ~ Overflowing daisies • “Promise” haiku and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022  

Surround Sound

“The crickets usher in a softness that smooths the harsh edges of a day now passing.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough sitting on the steps listening to the crickets closing out the day *   *   * Edge of Day ~ Sunset at Oyster River • “Surround Sound” haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Artscape

“Great art picks up  where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall splendor in garden painting on nature’s canvas portable artscape *   *   * Artist at Work ~ Eastern Tiger Swallowtail enhances simple beauty of Butterfly Bush • “Great Art” haiku poem and butterfly photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Favorites

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” — Jenny Han summer’s fruits and gifts harvests of farmer’s labors tastes of pure pleasure *   *   * Favorite Foods ~ From farm to table • “Favorites” haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022