Stereotype

“The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that’s also what the stereotype does.” — Kara Walker shadowed storyline fabricated character trumped-up imposter *   *   * Proud Peacock ~ Or is it a peacock? And is it proud? Seems so — assuming shadowed image tells straight story • Photo at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife … More Stereotype

Just Chatting

“Life is a matter of courtship and wooing, flirting and chatting.” — Carolyn See speaking to strangers words not inconsequential what if meet again *   *   * Chat Time ~ Chatting or just sunning, two Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, residents meet up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Just Chatting” haiku poem by Mary … More Just Chatting

Pathways

“Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach winding labyrinths offer path to joy-filled goal always centered *   *   * Tulips in Bloom ~ Follow the spring garden paths at Elizabeth Park • Photo by Ellen Franks • “Pathway” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Pathways

Singing in the Shower

“There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.” — Josh Groban off key out of tune crooning in the shower only one loves it *   *   * Diva in the Shower ~ Caribbean Flamingo cools in the shower at Flamingo Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida • Photo … More Singing in the Shower

Nap Time

“A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” —Terri Guillemets oomph winding down replenish life force with nap pillow looking good *   *   * Nap Time ~ Barred Owl sleeps away the daytime hours. • Photo (at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida) and “Nap Time” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Nap Time

Tribute

“A world of grief and pain flowers bloom — even then.” — Kobayashi Issa palette of colors softness thrives in callous world artistic tribute *   *   * Orchid Palette ~ Florida orchids in multiple hues salute the people of Ukraine • Photos by Jan Logozzo • “Tribute” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pages … More Tribute

Prayers for Ukraine

“All churches are an echo of this — the Cathedral of Nature.” — Seth Adam Smith serene gracefulness quiet for suffering souls low-hanging peace *   *   * Nature’s Cathedral ~ Cluster of tiny  heavenly trumpets sound hymnal peace • Dendrobium orchids at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo  by Jan Logozzo • “Prayers for Ukraine” haiku … More Prayers for Ukraine

Bad Practice

“People who stare deserve the looks they get.” — Malcolm Forbes staring at others invasion of privacy expect return glare *   *   * Studied Look ~ Brazilian Squirrel Monkey stares down at visitors to Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Bad Practice” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Bad Practice

Hair Style

“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts.” — Jim Morrison iconic haircut spiky do is traumatic call it bad hair day *   *   * How about that Spiky Do! ~ Brown Pelican poses for portrait on Pompano Beach, Fla. Pier • Photo and “Hair Cut” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Sound Waves

“When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of the waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world.” — Henry David Thoreau waves, they ebb and flow sending vibrations of sound healing medium *   *   * Sound Waves ~ Performance at Pompano Beach • Video and “Sound … More Sound Waves