Perspective

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.” Albert Szent—Gyorg rock-hard trace of tree artistic sculpture in grass woodpecker’s picnic *   *   * Stump-Grinder Job ~ Pileated Woodpecker makes short order of task • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Perceptive” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pack up … More Perspective

Family Outings

“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” — Kevin Heath family outings induction to world around prime time together *   *   * Family Outing ~ Parents serve as sentries while young ones explore their world • Photo of Canada Geese family … More Family Outings

Possession

“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.” — Pliny the Elder coveting assets dreaming of yours as if mine bogus possessions *   *   * Pride of Possession ~ Osprey guards fresh caught fish dinner • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Possession” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 … More Possession

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

Be Strong

“You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” — Tilman J. Fertitta close eyes to rain’s tears stand strong in fiercest of winds sun’s cheer will break through *   *   * Symbol of Strength ~ Bald Eagle, with its characteristic white head, represents strength and liberty for the United States • Photo … More Be Strong

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

Perspective

“But just think how it would be if everyone else looked at things as you do – what would the world be like?” — F. Scott Fitzgerald watching together sun sets on same horizon reflections vary Mousepad with watercolor painting of sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine, speaks to the extent to which the stately … More Perspective

Childbirth

“There is such a special sweetness  in being able to participate  in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav enchantment of love anticipation of birth unfolding of hope *   *   * Joint Effort ~ Male Mourning Dove carries twigs to female, who weaves them into a nest before laying two white eggs. They then take turns nest … More Childbirth

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