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

Tasty Snack

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.” — Heston Blumenthal carte du jour listing attention turns to eating farm-to-table feast *   *   * Tasty Snack ~ Miniature Sicilian Donkey enjoys a mid-day treat • Photo and “Tasty Snack” haiku by … More Tasty Snack

Coming Together

“I do not understand why should mankind destroy each other? Instead of building and working together for the common good?” — Lailah Gifty Akita joining together in times of sadness and grief power of outreach *   *   * Highest Elevation ~ Eglise St. Nicholas, Combloux, French Alps • Photo and “Coming Together” haiku poem by … More Coming Together

Shine

“Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson flotsam and jetsam arm the stream with strings and keys basis of its song *   *   * Goldfish Adds Shine to Pool ~ Photo at Harkness Memorial State Park by Jan Logozzo • ”Shine” haiku by Mary … More Shine

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

Fingerprints

“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” — Judy Blume pond lilies unfold jewels float under sun’s light Monet’s legacy *   *   * Live Painting ~ Water Lilies combine nature and art at NY Botanical Garden • Photo and “Legacy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Vibrancy

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson energy levels sparked by colors’ radiance electrify awareness *   *   * Vibrancy ~ Rose covered arches at height •  Photo filtered for color vibrancy taken at Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, Hartford, Conn., by Ellen Franks • “Vibrancy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Vibrancy

Showy

“I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice.” —Alice Walker showy purple spears timidity on notice riot of chutzpa *   *   * Attention-getters ~ Showy Salvia stand out in Florence Griswold Museum gardens • Photo and “Showy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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

Bandwidth

“Minds think with ideas, not information. No amount of data, bandwidth, or processing power can substitute for inspired thought.” — Clifford Stoll   despite rows and rows nature’s peaceful sounds missed limited bandwidth *   *   * Row upon Row ~  Tulips in full bloom, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, Conn. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Bandwidth” … More Bandwidth