Reflect

“Make it a habit to set some quiet and peaceful time to reflect and think on a daily basis.” — Abhishek Ratna water reflection duplicates surface image misses full picture *   *   * Taking a Look ~ Seagull photo by Jan Logozzo • “Reflect” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Ending

“Freedom is nothing but the distance between the hunter and the hunted.” — Bei Dao autumn advances                                        delivers closing notice    pleasure bursts and fades *   *   * Time of Closure • Wild Turkey photo by Jan Logozzo ~ “Ending” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Predator

“The best way to avoid falling prey to the opinions of others is to realize that other people’s opinions are just that—opinions.” —Travis Bradberry *   *   * Red-tailed Hawk with Dinner ~ Watercolor painting of hawk and “Predator” haiku by Mary O’Connor, created from reference photo by Jan Logozzo. See another of her hawk photos … More Predator

Social Distancing

“Distance means so little, when life means so much.” — Amit Kalantri neighbors and old friends practice rules of safe distance keep open air between *   *   * Social Distancing ~ Three neighbors enjoy company apart • Photo and “Social Distancing” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

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 White Heron … More Stressed

Reaching Out

“In the face of adversity, hope often comes in the form of a friend who reaches out to us.” — Christopher Reeve upset by chaos empty arms wanting to help reaching out for hope *   *   * Reaching Out ~ Eastern Daddy-Long-Legs covers wall’s vertical territory • Photo and “Reaching Out” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Reaching Out

Inner fire

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” — Cormac McCarthy dormant inner fire rekindled with spark of need hope bursts into flames *   *   * After the Sun Is Gone ~ Fire pit at Saybrook Point Inn and Marina • Photo and “Inner Fire” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Differences

“Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.” — Tom Robbins difference divides when the mind stops at color likenesses unseen *   *   * Colorful differences ~ Change of season at Smith’s Acres, Niantic, Conn., photo by Jan Logozzo • “Differences” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Differences

Theatrics

“The greater the outward show, the greater the inward poverty.” — J. Krishnamurti showy theatrics obscure underlying truths audience will judge *   *   * Showtime ~ Heron Dance photo by Jan Logozzo • “Theatrics” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Unity

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling coming together compass set on common cause leave discord behind *   *   * Gathering  ~  Barn Swallows gather for annual autumn migration  Photo by Jan Logozzo • ‘Unity’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020