All Tangled Up

“Spending some time getting quiet can really be the best remedy for tangled situations.” — Lysa TerKeurst hopelessly tangled threads of life tied up in knots woven with falsehoods *   *   * Battle of the Strongest ~ Great Blue Heron catches snake. Snake wraps tail around Heron’s beak, keeping beak closed. Who will win? • … More All Tangled Up


“Sometimes I sit and think and other times I just sit.” —Leroy Satchel Paige paying attention staying still to hear and see mysteries unfold *   *   * Still as a Statue ~ Great Blue Heron, just sitting • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Observation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 See What Is Just … More Observation

Step Carefully

“If you concentrate on small, manageable steps, you can cross unimaginable distances.” — Shaun Hick one foot at a time step carefully in unknown invisible traps *   *   * Step at a Time ~ Great Blue Heron steps carefully over unknown ground • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Step Carefully” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Step Carefully

Left Behind

“We each survive in our own way.” — Sarah J. Maas feeling left behind as others pursue their dreams no journey the same *   *   * Left Behind ~ While most Great Blue Herons migrate south for the winter, a few weather the winter up north. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Left Behind” haiku poem … More Left Behind

Inner Peace

“May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.” — Sandra Sturtz “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still … More Inner Peace


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain *   *   * Great Blue poised for the catch — Photo at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Standing Tall

    “Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.” — Suzy Kassem     *   *   * Standing Tall — Great Blue Heron photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018


standing still, silent, tiny speck in vast splendor— portrayal of peace * * * Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2014  

When Morning Comes

Today is a day for pocketeers. Sponsored by, National Poem in Your Pocket Day is a day to put a poem in your pocket and share its words–and joy–with others.  According to the Academy of American Poets, millions of American will be doing so. Using this blog as my pocket, here’s one I thought I’d … More When Morning Comes