Attractive

“A colorful body with fabrics, tattoos and jewelry is attractive, but a colorful heart with love, truth and faith is beautiful.” — Anthony Liccione thirty eight crayons color the world with bluster black and white will do *   *   * King of the Barnyard ~ Rooster struts his colors • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Attractive

Dinner Party

“When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy life.”  — Monica Bellucci good table manners stay away from politics don’t talk with mouth full *   *   * Dinner Party ~ Wild Blue-crowned Parakeets in Florida feast at domestic bird feeder • Photo by Jan Logozzo • … More Dinner Party

Climate Change

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” — Percy Bysshe Shelley jumble of brambles safe haven as world turns warm just a hint of green *   *   * Scarlet Beauty ~ Cardinal brightens winter’s dreariness • Photo and “Climate Change” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Brighten Dreary Winter Days “Passing Shadows” ~ New … More Climate Change

Unadorned Beauty

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” — Albert Einstein nature’s polished gems Adam and Eve’s downfall seductive beauty *   *   * Pure and Simple ~ Apple on butternut wood • Photo and “Unadorned Beauty” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Turn the Pages to a New Year! “Passing Shadows” ~ New book … More Unadorned Beauty

New Book!

“Its haikus and accompanying photos and paintings are a mind-clearing breath of fresh air!” — Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D.   captured images uncover moments of calm good feelings of ahh! *   *   * Passing Shadows ~ Perfect post-pandemic gift book by Mary O’Connor. Filled with three-line haiku poems, illustrated with surprising full-color photos and watercolor … More New Book!

Gentleness

“The ear is the avenue to the heart.” — Voltaire traits of gentleness remaining still and caring strengthen a soft heart *   *   * Gentle Rabbit ~ New England Cottontail personifies softness • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gentleness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

At Rest

“I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.” — Om Malik veiled in soft mist haven of desired wonders seduction at rest *   *   * Stillness ~ In glass reflection • Photo and “At Rest” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Imitation

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” — George Bernard Shaw modeling oneself after admired others mimicry at best *   *   * Imitation ~ Male and female Purple Martin Swallows copy each other in stance  • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary … More Imitation

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

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