Differences

“Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.” — Tom Robbins difference divides when the mind stops at color likenesses unseen *   *   * Colorful differences ~ Change of season at Smith’s Acres, Niantic, Conn., photo by Jan Logozzo • “Differences” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Differences

Unity

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling coming together compass set on common cause leave discord behind *   *   * Gathering  ~  Barn Swallows gather for annual autumn migration  Photo by Jan Logozzo • ‘Unity’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Memories

“Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” — Zig Ziglar “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” — Charles Kettering *   * * Autumn’s last gasp — Fallen Leaves, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Sneeze-bringers

“I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.” — Helen Hunt Jackson “Sneeze-bringers and seed-bearers, full of bees and yellow beads and perfect flowerlets…” So writes poet Mary Oliver when describing the infamous goldenrod. To author Stephen King, they are “that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New … More Sneeze-bringers

Fall Harvest Props

“’It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh,’ said the scarecrow thoughtfully, ‘for you must sleep, and eat and drink. However, you have brains, and it is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.’” — L. Frank Baum *   *   * Seasonal props — Photo by Mary O’Connor  … More Fall Harvest Props

Sensational

“There’s something about autumn that wakes up our senses and reminds us to live…”— Author Unknown *   *   * Autumn Brilliance— Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

“Autumn…

the year’s last loveliest smile.” — William Cullen Bryant *  *  * Season’s signature. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015