Hypocrisy

“Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry.” — Julie Motz pretending to be display wannabe image hybrid existence *   *   * Symmetry ~ Blue-crowned Parakeets all lined-up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hypocrisy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Set a cool drink on these summer coasters…  and relax! Cork-backed, set of four, $15.68. … More Hypocrisy

High Fashion

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.” — Karl Lagerfeld add a strand of pearls simple becomes elegant everyday couture *   *   * All Dressed Up ~ Adult male Anhinga impresses with silver and white streaks across black back and wings • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “High Fashion” haiku poem … More High Fashion

Home Decor

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life.” – Elsie de Wolfe home decor ideas outside beauty transcends walls lush paper patterns *   *   * Wall Art ~ Elegant wallpaper • Photo of American White Ibis by Jan Logozzo • “Home Décor” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

Unspoken

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” — Coco Chanel wearing robes of red presumptuous elegance inferred royalty *   *   * Pure Elegance ~ Peonies photo and “Unspoken” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Cultivated

“You will find beauty in every person and experience if beauty has been cultivated within.” — Bryant McGill dressed in glitter surface appearance deceives peacefulness within *   *   * Cultivated Elegance ~ Japanese Toad Lily* Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Cultivated” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Widely cultivated for ornamental reasons, these … More Cultivated

Finery

“Ancient simplicity is gone… The people of today are satisfied with nothing but finery.” — Ihara Saikaku “Do not buy finery or jewels, because books are worth more than they are. Adorn your understanding with their precious ideas, because there is no luxury that dazzles like the luxury of science.” — Luisa Capetillo *   *   … More Finery

Crowned

“My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.” — William Shakespeare “There are many persons of whom it may be said that they have no other possession in the world but their character, and yet they stand as firmly upon it as any crowned king.” — Samuel Smiles *   *   * Yellow-crowned … More Crowned

Tranquility

“The fruit of silence is tranquility.” — Arabian Proverb “The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.” ― Jane Wilson-Howarth *   *   * Morning Meditation ― Every day … More Tranquility

Elegance

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” — Chanel “Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.” — Mark Hyman *   *   * Peacock photos by Jan Logozzo © 2016