Stereotype

“The silhouette says a lot with very little information, but that’s also what the stereotype does.” — Kara Walker shadowed storyline fabricated character trumped-up imposter *   *   * Proud Peacock ~ Or is it a peacock? And is it proud? Seems so — assuming shadowed image tells straight story • Photo at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife … More Stereotype

Just Chatting

“Life is a matter of courtship and wooing, flirting and chatting.” — Carolyn See speaking to strangers words not inconsequential what if meet again *   *   * Chat Time ~ Chatting or just sunning, two Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, residents meet up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Just Chatting” haiku poem by Mary … More Just Chatting

Singing in the Shower

“There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.” — Josh Groban off key out of tune crooning in the shower only one loves it *   *   * Diva in the Shower ~ Caribbean Flamingo cools in the shower at Flamingo Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida • Photo … More Singing in the Shower

Nap Time

“A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” —Terri Guillemets oomph winding down replenish life force with nap pillow looking good *   *   * Nap Time ~ Barred Owl sleeps away the daytime hours. • Photo (at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida) and “Nap Time” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Nap Time

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

Dinner Party

“When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy life.”  — Monica Bellucci good table manners stay away from politics don’t talk with mouth full *   *   * Dinner Party ~ Wild Blue-crowned Parakeets in Florida feast at domestic bird feeder • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Dinner Party

Sound Waves

“When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of the waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world.” — Henry David Thoreau waves, they ebb and flow sending vibrations of sound healing medium *   *   * Sound Waves ~ Performance at Pompano Beach • Video and “Sound … More Sound Waves

Balancing Act

“The critical part of a balance in life is choosing priorities.” — Byron Pulsifer “Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” — Dr. Seuss *   *   * Flamingo Balancing Act … More Balancing Act

Assertiveness

“I really worked at becoming more assertive, and now none of my friends talk to me.” — Wendy Wasserstein “The biggest difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how your words and behaviors affect the rights and well-being of others.” — Sharon Anthony Bower *   *   * Listen to me! ~ White Ibis (male … More Assertiveness

Barnacles

“God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles will not cling.” — J.G. Holland “Bad memories can attach themselves like barnacles to the hulls of our lives. And, like barnacles, they have a disproportionately large amount of drag.” — Richard Paul Evans *   *   * Beak of male … More Barnacles