Ice Cold

“There is warmth in gratitude. It thaws the frozen river and lets it flow again.” — Mary Welch chasing warmth away ice competes with winter’s force unmatched headway *   *   * Rushing River ~ Freed of ice • Photo at Devil’s Hopyard, East Haddam, CT and “Ice Cold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius drawn by dawning hope leaves security behind rises to new heights *   *   * Egret Rising ~ Great Egret rises above Oyster River marshes • Watercolor painting and “Rise Up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 (See … More Rise Up

Clone

“It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean, and left nothing but the joy of an unobstructed effort.” — Ayn Rand flamboyant dahlia showers its blazing petals clones the warming sun *   *   * Sunburst of Sorts … More Clone

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 Egret ~ … More Stressed