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

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

Imitation

“The weakest version of the real you is stronger than the best imitation of someone else.” — Joanna Davidson Politano same colors same dress surface resemblance only discounts character *   *   * Look Alikes ~ Canada Goose and Hooded Merganser dress in blacks, browns and whites • Photo and “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Imitation

Craziness

“We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky craziness erupts though parades now virtual wearing of green rules *   *   * Craziness Rules ~ Puppets and crowds celebrate at St. Patrick’s Day parade • Photo (taken pre-pandemic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and “Craziness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Tranquility

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou light shining through reveals inner sense of peace tranquility glow *   *   * Shining Through ~ Red Lion Amaryllis in full bloom • Photo and “Tranquility” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Hanging Out

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” ― Reid Hoffman while just hanging out life continues around us over and over *   *   * Passing Time ~ Three old pals, just hanging out • Photo and “Hanging Out” haiku poem by … More Hanging Out

Vision

“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.”  — Richard Bach barriers loom large propelled by thrust of vision nothing beyond reach *   *   * Jonathan Livingston Seagull Clone ~ Herring Gull in flight • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Vision” haiku poem … More Vision