Balancing Act

“Do three things well, not ten things badly.” — David Segrove competing beauties face up to differences balanced performance *   *   * Popular Choice ~ Dahlias, found in over 50,000 varieties, bloom in just about every color and shape possible. Photo by Jan Logozzo •  “Balancing Act” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Clone

“It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean, and left nothing but the joy of an unobstructed effort.” — Ayn Rand flamboyant dahlia showers its blazing petals clones the warming sun *   *   * Sunburst of Sorts … More Clone

Blessings

“Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.” ― John Muir seasonal blessings stored in tiny pockets wintertime comfort *   *   * Treasure Chest ~ Dahlia turns face towards autumn sun • Photo and “Blessings” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

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

Centerstage

“Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.” — Ron Baratono “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” — J. K. Rowling *   *   … More Centerstage