Mother’s Recipe

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” — Samuel Pepys favorite dinner made from mother’s recipe guests always love it *   *   * Mother’s Recipe ~ Two bees feast on nectar-rich heart of Verrone’s Obsidian Dahlia • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Mother’s Recipe” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 … More Mother’s Recipe

Belly Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” — E. E. Cummings force of happiness fills soul to overflowing laughter tumbles out *   *   * Belly Laugh ~ Great Egret’s version of a good laugh • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • “Belly Laugh” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Coming Together

“I do not understand why should mankind destroy each other? Instead of building and working together for the common good?” — Lailah Gifty Akita joining together in times of sadness and grief power of outreach *   *   * Highest Elevation ~ Eglise St. Nicholas, Combloux, French Alps • Photo and “Coming Together” haiku poem by … More Coming Together

Gossip

“Gossip is nature’s telephone.” — Sholom Aleichem curious to hear tell me even if not true love storytelling *   *   * “Tell me!” ~ Egret spreads a few words of gossip to his Cormorant buddy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gossip” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Symphony

“What blooms from beautiful seeds of thought becomes a symphony of colorful abundance.” — Jazz Feylynn nature’s instruments music of symphonic dream pastoral masterpiece *   *   * Nature’s Overture ~ Music of the Tiger Lilies • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Symphony” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Knitting

“Sweaters need to be imagined, dreamed over.” — Stephanie Pearl-McPhee mingled yarn colors knitting choreography art of creation *   *   * Spun Yarn ~ Skein of Colors • Photo and Spun Yarn by Terri Englert • “Knitting” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Unspoken

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” — Coco Chanel wearing robes of red presumptuous elegance inferred royalty *   *   * Pure Elegance ~ Peonies photo and “Unspoken” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Well-being

“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” — Unknown resting in garden building sense of well-being brushed by pollen *   *   * Garden Haven ~ Ceramic pals keep silent watch • Photo and “Well-being” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Leap of Faith

“She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.” — David Brinkley keep eyes wide open awesome leap into unknown confidence triumphs *   *   * Leap of Faith ~ Olivia, award-winning gymnast, spreads her wings • Watercolor painting and “Leap of Faith” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Waiting

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson waiting out the storm exercising much patience holding out to play *   *   * Just Sitting  ~ Pleasure Waiting photo and “Waiting” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021