“An abandoned place never stays abandoned, something will come and settle there!” — Mehmet Murat ildan blooms of fungus decorate abandoned walls hangout of spiders *   *   * Claiming these Walls ~Tree Swallow settles on new abode • Photo by Andrew Finn • “Abandoned” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2023


“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then welcome us back for refreshment.” — Melissa Michaels Melissa Michaels *   *   * No One Home  — Avian condo, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017