Breathe

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause.” ― Akiroq Brost soft whisper of leaves sounds of silence nature’s song calming naptime tune *   *   * Sitting Still ~ Female Boat-tailed Grackle finds peace and quiet in Florida foliage • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Breathe” … More Breathe

All Ears

“Learn to listen.  Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.” — Anonymous when ears are perked smallest sounds take on meaning way to understand *   *   * All Ears ~ Tiny fawn, yet to catch up to ears • Photo and “All Ears” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Imitation

“The weakest version of the real you is stronger than the best imitation of someone else.” — Joanna Davidson Politano same colors same dress surface resemblance only discounts character *   *   * Look Alikes ~ Canada Goose and Hooded Merganser dress in blacks, browns and whites • Photo and “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Imitation

Vision

“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.”  — Richard Bach barriers loom large propelled by thrust of vision nothing beyond reach *   *   * Jonathan Livingston Seagull Clone ~ Herring Gull in flight • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Vision” haiku poem … More Vision

Passing Shadows

“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” — Samuel Smiles moments of time pass leaving shadows in their wake wiped away by sun *   *   * Old Sundial ~ Armillary sundial sits in garden potting shed ready to measure time by passing of … More Passing Shadows

Leftovers

“Grab it while you can — grab every scrap of happiness while you can.” — Noel Coward the half-eaten dish to be served tomorrow blessed leftovers *   *   * Contemplating Lunch ~ Immature Laughing Gull examines remaining bones of lunch • Photo by Jan Logozzo – “Leftovers” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Mischief

“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” — Jason Wu just stirring things up tempering good with mischief laughter escapes eyes *   *   * Rascal ~ Appropriately named, little Rascal, a Norfolk Terrier, brings nothing but big smiles to those who love him • Watercolor … More Mischief

Cover-up

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” — Howard Baker buried truth fateful reality distorted honesty crucial *   *   * Buried in Snow photo and “Cover-up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Ice Cold

“There is warmth in gratitude. It thaws the frozen river and lets it flow again.” — Mary Welch chasing warmth away ice competes with winter’s force unmatched headway *   *   * Rushing River ~ Freed of ice • Photo at Devil’s Hopyard, East Haddam, CT and “Ice Cold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Watching

“Never be afraid of opportunities, always be on the lookout for adventures.” — Alexandre Dumas keeping eyes open watching all manner of things life reveals wonder *   *   * Best Seat in the House ~ Red-shouldered Hawk surveys surroundings – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Watching” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021