Mother’s Recipe

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” — Samuel Pepys favorite dinner made from mother’s recipe guests always love it *   *   * Mother’s Recipe ~ Two bees feast on nectar-rich heart of Verrone’s Obsidian Dahlia • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Mother’s Recipe” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 … More Mother’s Recipe

Hokey Pokey

“A nursery rhyme shapes your bones and nerves, and it shapes your mind. They are powerful, nursery rhymes, and immensely old, and not toys, even though they are for children.” — Katherine Catmull put your right foot in and move us close together what it’s all about *   *   * Hokey Pokey Dance ~ Two … More Hokey Pokey

Renewable

“Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” — Barbara Kingsolver reflecting day’s work sun sets with hope tucked in tight rest and be refreshed *   *   * Hope’s Reflection ~ Closing out the Day • Photo and … More Renewable

Bumpy

“Each moment has different flavor, different beauty and different texture.” — Amit Ray rough textured wrapping covers surprising features what’s inside matters *   *   * Bumpy Berries ~ Gritty bumpy skin of Kousa Dogwood berries covers sweet, custard-like fruit. • Photo and “Bumpy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

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

Coming Together

“I do not understand why should mankind destroy each other? Instead of building and working together for the common good?” — Lailah Gifty Akita joining together in times of sadness and grief power of outreach *   *   * Highest Elevation ~ Eglise St. Nicholas, Combloux, French Alps • Photo and “Coming Together” haiku poem by … More Coming Together

Gossip

“Gossip is nature’s telephone.” — Sholom Aleichem curious to hear tell me even if not true love storytelling *   *   * “Tell me!” ~ Egret spreads a few words of gossip to his Cormorant buddy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gossip” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Unbottled Spirits

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder spirits of softness balanced with warm hints of gold varietals of joy *   *   * Finish of Gold ~ Nature’s Reserve • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Unbottled Spirits” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Great Things

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill tiniest of all encapsulated beauty microcosm of charm *   *   * Tiniest Form ~ Encapsulated Beauty • Photo and “Great Things” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Portrayal of Beauty

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” — Confucius in suit of armor scales and spines shimmer and shine presence of beauty *   *   * Best Dressed ~ Iguana shines in the sun • Photo by Jan Logozzo •  “Portrayal of Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021