Challenges

“Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi challenges beckon move as with tides of the sea rhythm turns upbeat *   *   * Challenges Met ~ Oliver Cromwell ship model marks building near yard where this original corvette style vessel was built in 1776 … More Challenges

Cleansing

“Ocean waves always soothe my soul and give me hope  that everything is going to be alright.” — Malia rough edges smoothed deep cleansing loofah scrub pure beauty bared *   *   * Treasures of the Sea ~ Stones and Shells smoothed to perfection • Photo and “Cleansing” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Nourishment

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home  for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. — Charles Kuralt caught in its spell feeling its healing power the fire of water *   *   * Down … More Nourishment

Safe Harbor

“Safe Harbor is a state of mind… It’s the place— in reality or metaphor — to which one goes  in times of trouble or worry.” — Luanne Rice leaving safe harbor anchor pulled, mooring lines freed day’s delight ahead *   *   * Leaving Port ~ Fishing boat leaves Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse behind for day of … More Safe Harbor

Waiting

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson waiting out the storm exercising much patience holding out to play *   *   * Just Sitting  ~ Pleasure Waiting photo and “Waiting” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Good Luck

“Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” — Emily Dickinson sometimes the wise fish ignores the tempting fat worm understands good luck *   *   * No Luck ~ Fish aren’t biting today • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Good Luck” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

At Rest

“I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.” — Om Malik veiled in soft mist haven of desired wonders seduction at rest *   *   * Stillness ~ In glass reflection • Photo and “At Rest” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Remembered

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” — Harry S. Truman keen of tolling bell sinks in mist of lowered clouds sunset in own right *   *   * Tolling Bell ~ … More Remembered

Patterns

“Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs streaking across light shadows draw contours and lines cast patterns of life *   *   * Cast Shadows ~ Moment of Calm at Rocky Neck • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Patterns” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Patterns

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