Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
Oh, my goodness! I saw that word star and my fingers clicked on it before I even knew what I was doing and then….THEN I just opened up onto this beautiful morning glory–with a command to spread my sparkle. What a fortunate lady you are to have these beauties right outside your door…and me? I’m the lucky one that you thought of me and shared with all of us. Mwah! Hugs to you! I’ll be back just to open up this page and get that lovely eyefull of morning glory again! Thanks so much!
Glad you found and are enjoying the morning ⭐️ they always fill me with joy, and thoughts of you…
A beautiful morning glory with its own haiku!
Dear Michelle, you are an august morning star. Thank you! xo
Thanks for sharing your own star morning glories & for Linda M., too. I guess we all think of her when seeing ‘stars’! I don’t have them but fondly remember ours when I was growing up, Michelle. I like your ‘capture’ haikus from the walks, like “between coughs and /gossip nature waits” – wonderful!
The morning glory photo takes my breath away! Love your haikus reminding me that nature waits. I’m less patient, I admit, as another week or dry heat reigns here. I know fall is around the corner…sigh. Many thanks!
Spectacular photo! Thanks for sharing your photos and haikus.
Gorgeous star-lit/starlet morning glories! Hope your husband is doing well.
Michelle, thank you for filling my nature-friendly mind with beautiful haikus. August has been a lovely month and now it is ready to introduce fall. In Cape May, I also saw a star that I photographed for Linda. Since I just came back from the trip, I have not penned anything for Linda yet but your star-sparkle word is so perfect for her that I may lift it.
What a stunning photo and lovely haiku to go with it. I love the idea of spreading the star-sparkle!
Oh, I see and hear and feel the sights and sounds of your walks, Michelle. So calming!
Those morning glories are stunning and I love how you connected them to stars and Linda M! I also enjoyed your collection of haikus and your determination to keep writing even when everything is busy. I’ll need to keep that in mind in the coming weeks!