Tribute

“A world of grief and pain flowers bloom — even then.” — Kobayashi Issa palette of colors softness thrives in callous world artistic tribute *   *   * Orchid Palette ~ Florida orchids in multiple hues salute the people of Ukraine • Photos by Jan Logozzo • “Tribute” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pages … More Tribute

Knitting

“Sweaters need to be imagined, dreamed over.” — Stephanie Pearl-McPhee mingled yarn colors knitting choreography art of creation *   *   * Spun Yarn ~ Skein of Colors • Photo and Spun Yarn by Terri Englert • “Knitting” 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

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

Patchwork Quilt

“Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.” — Robert Reynolds colors bright and bold laced with stitches of thread patches of friendship *   *   * Patchwork of Colors ~ Gift of Warmth by Jane Duncan • “Patchwork Quilt” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Imitation

“The weakest version of the real you is stronger than the best imitation of someone else.” — Joanna Davidson Politano same colors same dress surface resemblance only discounts character *   *   * Look Alikes ~ Canada Goose and Hooded Merganser dress in blacks, browns and whites • Photo and “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Imitation

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple