Scavenger

“For a scavenger, patience is the key to the pantry.” — Delia Owens hunt for what you want finding it placates hunger needn’t search further *   *   * Scavenger ~ With their iridescent purple blue plumage, red beaks and long yellow legs and toes, American Purple Gallinules make a distinctive picture as they gingerly step … More Scavenger

Well Balanced

“In all aspects of our lives balance is key. Doing one thing too much can cause upset, like the old saying goes, everything in moderation is the secret!” — Catherine Pulsifer  too much work or toil scale tips to stress overload hold steady for peace *   *   * Balanced Landing ~ Wood Stork lands on … More Well Balanced

Appetite

“What you feed your mind determines your appetite.” — Zig Ziglar dinner fulfillment mind fed with conversation power of appetite *   *   * Dinnertime ~ Mourning Dove enjoys today’s menu • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Appetite” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023

Believe

“Whatever the clouds plan to do, I always trust in the sun which never fails to come out.” — Munia Khan gloomy clouds hover beam of sunlight pierces through spreads the wings of hope *   *   * Transformation ~ Rays of sunshine do away with gloom • Photo by Andrew Finn • “Believe” haiku poem … More Believe

Delicious

“Every moment is beautiful;  delicious even!” — Alicia Keys even when it rains something enchanting appears traces of sunshine *   *   * Last Sips ~ As sunny season fades, Monarch butterfly takes long tasty sips • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Delicious” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022  

Chapeau

“Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing.” — Neil Gaiman wear that jaunty cap adds character plus height generates laughter *   *   * Jaunty … More Chapeau

Lantern Light

“If we are to have any hope  for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others.”  — Plato open wings flash red shines light of deepest danger hostile lanternfly *   *   * Pretty Predator ~ An invasive planthopper that made its way to the U.S. from China, the Spotted Lanternfly damages … More Lantern Light

Innocence

“The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence  of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.” — Michael Jackson colors fresh and new wonder that lands in my hand world full of magic *   *   * Enchantment ~ Two-year-old Orlo is captivated by visit of such a wondrous … More Innocence

Personal Style

“Nothing makes me smile more  than when I see someone being fully themselves, with their own individual style and character, whatever that is.” —Angelina Jolie robes and elegance stand out among all others not always with praise *   *   * Elegance ~ Peacock drags train of royal bling • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Personal … More Personal Style

Internal Music

“Nature has its own music, own song, if only we have time to listen and a heart to understand.” — Debasish Mridha listen says the wind music in air all around bassoon tone of frogs *   *   * Nature’s Own Music ~ Marsh bog vibrates with hidden music • Saybrook Point Marsh photo and “Internal … More Internal Music