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

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

Momentum

“To stand out from the crowd requires you to stand up and stand for what you believe in.” ― Gift Gugu Mona sustain momentum treading water not enough take active measures *   *   * Holding One’s Own ~ Colorful Koi fish outweigh tiny turtle at Morikami Japanese Gardens Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Momentum” haiku poem … More Momentum

Ingenuity

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.” — William J. Clinton strength of conviction fuels force of ingenuity new ways of working *   *   * Ingenuity at Work ~ Maasai youngster finds joy in the Tanzanian world around … More Ingenuity

New Beginnings

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie   change defines new year prospect of fresh start invites robust leap ahead *   *   * Puma breaks free of underbrush ~ Flamingo Botanical Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo and “New Beginnings” haiku by Mary O’Connor.   With best wishes for a happy and healthy … More New Beginnings

Low Tide

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” — Mahatma Gandhi outgoing tides leave rocky bottom uncovered change is history *   *   * Tide Swept ~ Low Tide at Harvey’s Beach – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Low Tide” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020  

Reflections

“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” — Mollie Marti reflection of time mirrors depth of existence future still unseen *   *   * Reflection ~ The Onrust, replica of Dutch trader Adriaen Block’s 1614 vessel, casts image of its stern in the … More Reflections

Looking Forward

“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.” — Jesse Jackson darkness edges in gilded shadows tell what’s done sign of more to come *   *   * Day Is Done ~ Golden sunset, Niantic Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • “Looking Forward” haiku poem … More Looking Forward

Forgotten

“…it is sad, of course, to forget. But it is a lonely thing, to be forgotten.” — V. E. Schwab spit and polish gone newfangled life edges in old charm forgotten *   *   * Seen Its Day ~ 1949 International KB-5 series pickup truck sits alone and all but forgotten in the apple orchard at … More Forgotten

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius drawn by dawning hope leaves security behind rises to new heights *   *   * Egret Rising ~ Great Egret rises above Oyster River marshes • Watercolor painting and “Rise Up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 (See … More Rise Up