Determination

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi what’s gathered today cushions future fears nectar truly sweet *   *   * Day in, day out ~ Skipper butterfly* at work gathering nectar in cluster of white asters • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Determination Haiku** by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * notoriously difficult to … More Determination

Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity

Looking forward

“You can’t look back; you have to keep looking forward.” — Lucy Liu “I’m always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things.” — Herbie Hancock  *   *   * Cormorants — Photo by Jan Logozzo

Windblown

“Sometimes it feels like I’m thinking against the wind.” — Mortimer Adler “What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you—what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind—you have to lean into that and figure out what … More Windblown

Tomorrow

“Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” — Mattie Stepanek *   *   * Ft Lauderdale Sunset Vista — Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2018

Believe

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt *   *   * Dreams of a Princess — Photo by Jan Logozzo  © 2017

Feeling

“Change the texture of your thoughts and your life will change. The future is not something we wait for, it is something we create.” —  Author Unknown   “Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real.” — Ralph Fiennes *   *   * Sunflowers at Lyman Orchards. Photos by Mary … More Feeling

“To create a garden is to search for a better world.

In our effort to improve on nature, we are guided by a vision of paradise.  Whether the result is a horticultural masterpiece or only a modest vegetable patch, it is based on the expectation of a glorious future.  This hope for the future is at the heart of all gardening.” — Marina Schinz “If you … More “To create a garden is to search for a better world.

“How far you go in life

depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” — George Washington Carver * * * Mother and child, Tanzania, Africa, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2013