Memories

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — James M. Barrie winter’s cold withers wrapped in warm shades of summer memories outlive *   *   * Roses Recalled ~ Lush Florence Griswold Museum summer garden reduced to memory • Photo and “Memories” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 Perfect Holiday … More Memories

Thanksgiving

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckhart unadorned beauty graces day of gratitude centerpiece of thanks *   *   * Thanksgiving Dress ~ Mini Orchid dresses in seasonal shades of pumpkin • Photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021 … More Thanksgiving

Tough Love

“I believe in tough love. But for tough love to work, love must come first.” — Jon Gordon arms wrapped tight around infusing strength of toughness entangled in love *   *   * Wrapped Around ~ Strong root holds up crumbling wall • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tough Love” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Tough Love

All Buttoned-Up

“Buttons, for me, are very sculptural things, and they are so fascinating.” — Jonathan Anderson get act together button-up all the buttons make holes big enough *   *   * Row upon Row ~ Fungi buttons all lined-up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “All Buttoned-up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2016 Enjoy Some Unexpected … More All Buttoned-Up

Partytime!

“Things taste better outdoors. And if it’s a forbidden thing, so much the better.” — Franny Billingsley   how lucky am I! can’t pass up backyard bonus full picnic table *   *   * Backyard Picnic ~ “Hmm! What have we here? … Don’t want to miss even one kernel!” • Squirrel enjoys corn on the … More Partytime!

Into the Light

“Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs moments of time pass leaving shadows in their wake cleared away by the sun *   *   * Into the Light ~ Frontier Ridge in the Mont Blanc massif, French Alps, pokes its head above the clouds … More Into the Light

Double Duty

“But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” — J.R.R. Tolkien wings spread across sky those below huddle in fear a passing shadow *   *   * Double Duty ~ When you purchase a copy of the inspirational new book “Passing Shadows” , you will be helping veterans transition … More Double Duty

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!