Promise

“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong *   *   * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Ingenuity

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.” — William J. Clinton strength of conviction fuels force of ingenuity new ways of working *   *   * Ingenuity at Work ~ Maasai youngster finds joy in the Tanzanian world around … More Ingenuity

Democracy

“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.” — Woodrow Wilson moral character defined by use of power honor must prevail *   *   * Bald Eagle ~ American symbol of democracy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Honor” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Feast

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.” — Melody Beattie tasty repast draws even simple table scraps buoy hungry soul *   *   * Meal Enjoyed ~ Flock of starlings, in their winter garb, enjoy remains of autumn orchard harvest. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Feast” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

New Beginnings

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie   change defines new year prospect of fresh start invites robust leap ahead *   *   * Puma breaks free of underbrush ~ Flamingo Botanical Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo and “New Beginnings” haiku by Mary O’Connor.   With best wishes for a happy and healthy … More New Beginnings

Good Night!

“Every night, under the same sky and stars, probably since the emergence of humankind, people around the world have been wishing one another a good night.” — Efrat Shoham reflections of past cast in light of tomorrow coming year’s promise *   *   * Tomorrow’s Promise ~ Heron reflects on day gone by • Photo and … More Good Night!

Enchantment

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie silently with joy the enchantment of Christmas renews thirsting souls *   *   * Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings to all throughout the world. May it be a peaceful and healthy new year! ~ Photo and “Enchantment” … More Enchantment

Force of Nature

Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others.” — Paul Bloom joined at the hip providing strength in numbers in this together   *   *   *   Interconnected ~ Photo and “Force of Nature” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Cold World

“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” — Marty Rubin stay tucked in tight when the sky is frozen cold shivers tell story *   *   * Head under wing ~ Tiny sparrow huddles against cold • Photo and “Cold World” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rebirth

“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” — Muhammad Ali spreading glow around sun sinks into waiting arms rebirth tomorrow *   *   * Going to Rest ~ Waiting Arms photo by Jan Logozzo • “Rebirth” … More Rebirth