Shifting Winds

“There is no such thing as bad weather— only the wrong clothes.” — Billy Connolly waiting at corner shifting winds change outing plans adjust sails for new *   *   * Windblown ~ Great Egret hunches up to hold skirts down • Photo and “Shifting Winds” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius drawn by dawning hope leaves security behind rises to new heights *   *   * Egret Rising ~ Great Egret rises above Oyster River marshes • Watercolor painting and “Rise Up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 (See … More Rise Up

Stressed

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” — Lee Iacocca   concern weighs heavy looking for less troubled path flies above it all fueled by alarm soars above worrisome plan leaves distress behind *   *   * Great Egret ~ … More Stressed

Privilege

 “Privilege is not in and of itself bad; what matters is what we do with privilege.” — bell hooks seeing things not right balancing right against wrong weight of privilege *   *   * Privileged Stance ~ Regal Great Heron surveys surroundings • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Haiku poem “Privilege” by Mary O’Connor © 2020