Step Carefully

“If you concentrate on small, manageable steps, you can cross unimaginable distances.” — Shaun Hick one foot at a time step carefully in unknown invisible traps *   *   * Step at a Time ~ Great Blue Heron steps carefully over unknown ground • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Step Carefully” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Step Carefully

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

Great Things

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill tiniest of all encapsulated beauty microcosm of charm *   *   * Tiniest Form ~ Encapsulated Beauty • Photo and “Great Things” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Nourishment

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home  for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. — Charles Kuralt caught in its spell feeling its healing power the fire of water *   *   * Down … More Nourishment

Spa Day

“I wish I could do an entire spa day.” — Martina McBride relax just for now hot tub with exotic oils soothing wins out *   *   * Spa Day ~ Everyone need to relax, even the egrets • Photo at Rocky Neck Spa by Jan Logozzo • ”Spa Day” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Spa Day

Safe Harbor

“Safe Harbor is a state of mind… It’s the place— in reality or metaphor — to which one goes  in times of trouble or worry.” — Luanne Rice leaving safe harbor anchor pulled, mooring lines freed day’s delight ahead *   *   * Leaving Port ~ Fishing boat leaves Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse behind for day of … More Safe Harbor

Vibrancy

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson energy levels sparked by colors’ radiance electrify awareness *   *   * Vibrancy ~ Rose covered arches at height •  Photo filtered for color vibrancy taken at Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, Hartford, Conn., by Ellen Franks • “Vibrancy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Vibrancy

Distortion

“Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.” — Anne Roiphe ripples in water reflections delusional distortions of truth *   *   * Carnival Mirror ~ Markings of Lesser Yellowlegs distort in reflections • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Distortion” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Remembered

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” — Harry S. Truman keen of tolling bell sinks in mist of lowered clouds sunset in own right *   *   * Tolling Bell ~ … More Remembered

Rescued

“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.” — Ronald A. Rasband adopted buddy offers love and gratitude rescue equals peace *   *   * Saved ~ Having traveled from Houston (hence his name) to Boston, Yorkie-mix Houston loves his new “forever home.” • Watercolor painting and “Rescued” haiku … More Rescued