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

Passing Shadows

“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” — Samuel Smiles moments of time pass leaving shadows in their wake wiped away by sun *   *   * Old Sundial ~ Armillary sundial sits in garden potting shed ready to measure time by passing of … More Passing Shadows

Left Behind

“We each survive in our own way.” — Sarah J. Maas feeling left behind as others pursue their dreams no journey the same *   *   * Left Behind ~ While most Great Blue Herons migrate south for the winter, a few weather the winter up north. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Left Behind” haiku poem … More Left Behind

Leftovers

“Grab it while you can — grab every scrap of happiness while you can.” — Noel Coward the half-eaten dish to be served tomorrow blessed leftovers *   *   * Contemplating Lunch ~ Immature Laughing Gull examines remaining bones of lunch • Photo by Jan Logozzo – “Leftovers” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Shifting Winds

“There is no such thing as bad weather— only the wrong clothes.” — Billy Connolly waiting at corner shifting winds change outing plans adjust sails for new *   *   * Windblown ~ Great Egret hunches up to hold skirts down • Photo and “Shifting Winds” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

American Dream

“The American Dream may be slipping away. We have overcome such challenges before. To recover the Dream requires knowing where it came from, how it lasted so long and why it matters so much.” — Jon Meacham loss of future dreams occurs with eyes closed-up tight let light find way in *   *   * American … More American Dream

Winter Blues

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” — Japanese Proverb soft dawn reflections add veneer of warmth to time temper winter blues *   *   * Dawn Reflections photo and “Winter Blues” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Mischief

“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” — Jason Wu just stirring things up tempering good with mischief laughter escapes eyes *   *   * Rascal ~ Appropriately named, little Rascal, a Norfolk Terrier, brings nothing but big smiles to those who love him • Watercolor … More Mischief

Cover-up

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” — Howard Baker buried truth fateful reality distorted honesty crucial *   *   * Buried in Snow photo and “Cover-up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Ice Cold

“There is warmth in gratitude. It thaws the frozen river and lets it flow again.” — Mary Welch chasing warmth away ice competes with winter’s force unmatched headway *   *   * Rushing River ~ Freed of ice • Photo at Devil’s Hopyard, East Haddam, CT and “Ice Cold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021