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

Showy

“Color is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing bright red pants” — Jessi Arrington rosy red stand-out not plush or overly bold yet eyebrows still rise *   *   * Stand-out ~ Male House Finch completes his outfit with feathers of rosy red • Photo by Jan … More Showy

Infinity

“Find beauty not only in the thing itself  but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.” — Junichiro Tanizaki resting figure eight symbol of infinity eternal vastness *   *   * Perfect Curve ~ Pumpkin, perfectly patterned corn snake, rests in infinity’s symbolic figure eight • Photo and “Infinity” … More Infinity

Life Span

“In this age of micro-blogging and two-second sound bites, almost no one has the attention span, or time, to read more than a few sentences.”  — Tim Frick memory shapes life short attention span constrains shiny things distract *   *   * Span of Time ~ Downy Woodpecker perches on a backyard span of life • … More Life Span

Hypocrisy

“Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry.” — Julie Motz pretending to be display wannabe image hybrid existence *   *   * Symmetry ~ Blue-crowned Parakeets all lined-up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hypocrisy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Set a cool drink on these summer coasters…  and relax! Cork-backed, set of four, $15.68. … More Hypocrisy

Honor

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” — Peter Marshall July Fourth meaning freedom liberty justice preserve with honor *   *   * Worth Preserving ~ Fourth of July symbols of freedom • American Bald Eagle stands before the flag … More Honor