To Your Health

“Here are the tulips, budded and full-blown, their swoops and dips, their gloss, and poses, the satin of their darks.” – Margaret Atwood drenched in sunshine glossy cups filled with light gold chalice of hope *   *   * Ambassadors of Hope ~ Yellow tulips embody cheerfulness • Photos and “To Your Health” haiku poem by … More To Your Health

Orchestra

“Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to celestial music everywhere.” — Rumi heaven’s orchestra tunes up as cherubs gather playing notes of hope *   *   * Heaven’s Orchestra ~ Classic Cherub Medallions • Photo and haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Classic Holiday Gift! “Passing Shadows” ~ New gift book by Mary O’Connor. … More Orchestra

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

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

Renewal

“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs discarding darkness trading winter’s gloom for light spring blossoms renew *   *   * Renewal ~ Symbol of new hope and renewal, springtime’s hyacinth serves as a traditional focus of the Persian New Year … More Renewal

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

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 cleared away by sun *   *   * Old Sundial ~ Armillary sundial sits in garden potting shed ready to measure time by passing of … More Passing Shadows

Promise

“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong *   *   * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Ingenuity

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.” — William J. Clinton strength of conviction fuels force of ingenuity new ways of working *   *   * Ingenuity at Work ~ Maasai youngster finds joy in the Tanzanian world around … More Ingenuity

Looking Forward

“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.” — Jesse Jackson darkness edges in gilded shadows tell what’s done sign of more to come *   *   * Day Is Done ~ Golden sunset, Niantic Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • “Looking Forward” haiku poem … More Looking Forward