Awakening

“The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.” — Bill Veeck tiniest flowers enfold comatose earth in joy harbingers of spring *   *   * Tiny Crocuses ~ Small in size, large in affect • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • Haiku … More Awakening

Craziness

“We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky craziness erupts though parades now virtual wearing of green rules *   *   * Craziness Rules ~ Puppets and crowds celebrate at St. Patrick’s Day parade • Photo (taken pre-pandemic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and “Craziness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Tranquility

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou light shining through reveals inner sense of peace tranquility glow *   *   * Shining Through ~ Red Lion Amaryllis in full bloom • Photo and “Tranquility” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Left Behind

“We each survive in our own way.” — Sarah J. Maas feeling left behind as others pursue their dreams no journey the same *   *   * Left Behind ~ While most Great Blue Herons migrate south for the winter, a few weather the winter up north. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Left Behind” haiku poem … More Left Behind

Leftovers

“Grab it while you can — grab every scrap of happiness while you can.” — Noel Coward the half-eaten dish to be served tomorrow blessed leftovers *   *   * Contemplating Lunch ~ Immature Laughing Gull examines remaining bones of lunch • Photo by Jan Logozzo – “Leftovers” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Shifting Winds

“There is no such thing as bad weather— only the wrong clothes.” — Billy Connolly waiting at corner shifting winds change outing plans adjust sails for new *   *   * Windblown ~ Great Egret hunches up to hold skirts down • Photo and “Shifting Winds” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

American Dream

“The American Dream may be slipping away. We have overcome such challenges before. To recover the Dream requires knowing where it came from, how it lasted so long and why it matters so much.” — Jon Meacham loss of future dreams occurs with eyes closed-up tight let light find way in *   *   * American … More American Dream

Winter Blues

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” — Japanese Proverb soft dawn reflections add veneer of warmth to time temper winter blues *   *   * Dawn Reflections photo and “Winter Blues” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Watching

“Never be afraid of opportunities, always be on the lookout for adventures.” — Alexandre Dumas keeping eyes open watching all manner of things life reveals wonder *   *   * Best Seat in the House ~ Red-shouldered Hawk surveys surroundings – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Watching” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Inauguration

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.” — Abraham Lincoln inaugural words underscore weight of nation hard work now begins *   *   * Virtual … More Inauguration