Home Decor

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life.” – Elsie de Wolfe home decor ideas outside beauty transcends walls lush paper patterns *   *   * Wall Art ~ Elegant wallpaper • Photo of American White Ibis by Jan Logozzo • “Home Décor” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

Ice Cold

“Who knows how long the cold  weather will last.” — Joe Williams in the beginning it looks to stay forever that’s winter for you *   *   * Mitten Weather ~ Blue tells story of frozen • Photo of icy Devil’s Hopyard Falls, Salem, Conn., by Jan Logozzo • “Ice Cold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Ice Cold

Deep Beauty

“Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.” — Mario Vargas Llosa splendor all around nature’s beauty hidden deep waiting to be found *   *   * Deep throat of Iris leads to wonders of underground cavern • Photo and “Deep Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Give a  Holiday … More Deep Beauty

Common Cause

“There is a music that forms sometimes, from the pairing of two people. An inescapable cadence that continues on.” — Jason Mott pairs of two bring strength “me-too”s rally together common cause connects *   *   * Pairings ~Two by two, animals march aboard Noah’s Ark. Classic biblical pairings portrayed in Florence Griswold Museum holiday decorations. • Photo and … More Common Cause

Cleansing

“Ocean waves always soothe my soul and give me hope  that everything is going to be alright.” — Malia rough edges smoothed deep cleansing loofah scrub pure beauty bared *   *   * Treasures of the Sea ~ Stones and Shells smoothed to perfection • Photo and “Cleansing” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Dancing in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene dancing in the rain rite of purification loveliness preserved *   *   * Raindrops Falling ~ Two Great Egrets dance in the rain • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Dancing in the Rain” haiku by Mary … More Dancing in the Rain

Tasty Snack

“To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.” — Heston Blumenthal carte du jour listing attention turns to eating farm-to-table feast *   *   * Tasty Snack ~ Miniature Sicilian Donkey enjoys a mid-day treat • Photo and “Tasty Snack” haiku by … More Tasty Snack

Prayer

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” — Satchel Paige to gain easy life adopt prayer-like posture — doesn’t work that way *   *   * Prayer ~ Atop zinnia flowers, Praying Mantis assumes prayer-like stance for which it is named • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Prayer” haiku poem … More Prayer

Belly Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” — E. E. Cummings force of happiness fills soul to overflowing laughter tumbles out *   *   * Belly Laugh ~ Great Egret’s version of a good laugh • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • “Belly Laugh” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Shadows

“The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.” — Gregory Maguire sun at its brightest cloaks secrets in dark shadows masked potential *   *   * In the Light of Day ~ Ferns and Lily pads have stories to tell • Photo and “Shadows” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021