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

Ending

“Freedom is nothing but the distance between the hunter and the hunted.” — Bei Dao autumn advances                                        delivers closing notice    pleasure bursts and fades *   *   * Time of Closure • Wild Turkey photo by Jan Logozzo ~ “Ending” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

O Tannenbaum

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker   With a nod to the legendary German Christmas folk song, O Tannenbaum, and drawing on his German roots, American artist Ralf Feyl created a thoroughly German Christmas tree for the Florence … More O Tannenbaum

Guilty Pleasure

“I am a gourmand. I like to eat. When I have something that I like, I tend to have too much of it. That is a guilty pleasure.” — Joel Robuchon *   *   * Culprit: caught in the act — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Here and Now

“Happiness, not in another place but this place … not for another hour, but this hour.” — Walt Whitman *   *   * In the Moment — View from Hatchett’s Point, Waterford, Connecticut — photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017