Speaking Up

“Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.” — Goswami Kriyananda message shouted loud listen carefully when heard truth not always told *   *   * Telling All Who Will Listen ~ Chinese goose speaks up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Speaking Up” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Well-being

“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” — Unknown resting in garden building sense of well-being brushed by pollen *   *   * Garden Haven ~ Ceramic pals keep silent watch • Photo and “Well-being” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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

Leap of Faith

“She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.” — David Brinkley keep eyes wide open awesome leap into unknown confidence triumphs *   *   * Leap of Faith ~ Olivia, award-winning gymnast, spreads her wings • Watercolor painting and “Leap of Faith” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Waiting

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson waiting out the storm exercising much patience holding out to play *   *   * Just Sitting  ~ Pleasure Waiting photo and “Waiting” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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

Creation

“All works of nature created by God in heaven and on earth are works of sculpture.” — Benvenuto Cellini curve neck just this way display intricate pattern Grecian urn takes shape *   *   * Sculpted ~ Anhinga poses under light of Florida sun • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Creation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Creation

Hiding

“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” — Sophocles hiding treasured things better to keep in plain sight no one will look there *   *   * Hiding ~ “Is it safe to come out?” • Photo of white-tailed deer hiding in woods by Jan Logozzo • “Hiding” haiku poem by … More Hiding

Good Luck

“Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” — Emily Dickinson sometimes the wise fish ignores the tempting fat worm understands good luck *   *   * No Luck ~ Fish aren’t biting today • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Good Luck” 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