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

Breathe

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause.” ― Akiroq Brost soft whisper of leaves sounds of silence nature’s song calming naptime tune *   *   * Sitting Still ~ Female Boat-tailed Grackle finds peace and quiet in Florida foliage • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Breathe” … More Breathe

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

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