Fragile

“Hope is fragile and needs to be tended and renewed.” — Patrick Shad four delicate gifts fragility cuddles strength new wonder released *   *   * Fragile Beginnings ~ Eastern Bluebird eggs are as delicate as they are exquisite • Photo by Richard Williams • “Fragile” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Adversity

“I’ll teach you how to jump on the wind’s back, and then away we go.” — J.M. Barrie riding with airstream beats fighting adverse currents sense of consensus *   *   * Caught in the Wind ~ Struggle as it may, this lone Herring Gull had a hard time getting too far, too soon • Photo … More Adversity

Departure

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens streamlets of water telling signs of departure teardrops of leaving *   *   * Leaving ~ Hooded Megansers take off • Watercolor painting* and “Departure” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor * painting created from photo reference by Julie Carlson

Tapestry

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher one stem at a time tapestry of life is built mapped for blossoms *   *   * Lining of Twigs ~ Tiny House Sparrow builds new home • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tapestry’ haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Patchwork Quilt

“Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.” — Robert Reynolds colors bright and bold laced with stitches of thread patches of friendship *   *   * Patchwork of Colors ~ Gift of Warmth by Jane Duncan • “Patchwork Quilt” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Puffed Up

“If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.” — Sophia Loren puffed up with pride feeding on vibes of vanity misses true beauty *   *   * All puffed up ~ Tiny house sparrow fills doorway to nest • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Puffed Up

Awakening

“The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.” — Bill Veeck tiniest flowers enfold comatose earth in joy harbingers of spring *   *   * Tiny Crocuses ~ Small in size, large in affect • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • Haiku … More Awakening

Craziness

“We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky craziness erupts though parades now virtual wearing of green rules *   *   * Craziness Rules ~ Puppets and crowds celebrate at St. Patrick’s Day parade • Photo (taken pre-pandemic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and “Craziness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Tranquility

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou light shining through reveals inner sense of peace tranquility glow *   *   * Shining Through ~ Red Lion Amaryllis in full bloom • Photo and “Tranquility” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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