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

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

Temper

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   blinded by temper ability to laugh gone better to calm down *   *   * “Stay away! This is mine” ~ Angry Grackle guards his claim of suet • Photo and “Temper” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Temper

Dream House

“A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” —      Ralph Waldo Emerson Built on the shores of Biscayne Bay as an eighteenth-century Italian villa, Vizcaya served as the winter residence of International Harvester executive, James Deering.  A sailor at heart, Deering wanted the Florida estate to be … More Dream House

Timing

“The thing I have always tried to do is surprise people: to present them with something they didn’t expect.” — Christopher Lee “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is ‘timing.’ It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” — Fulton … More Timing

Day is done

“I believe the day is done. Whether it’s been the best day or the worst, it’s over; let it go.” — Mary Fairfax “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson *   *   * Sunset over Black Point, Niantic, Conn.  — Photo … More Day is done

Rear view

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson  *   *   * Straight Ahead — Swan photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Hard Work

“Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” — Maria Bartiromo   *   *   * Bees at Work – Photos by Jan Logozzo © 2017