Category: Birds

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbirds work hard. They do what needs to be done.

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

A very expressive seagull at the Santa Monica pier deserves a caption.

When it seems like one thing, but it’s actually something else

When it seems like one thing, but it’s actually something else

I thought this picture was about the birds, until I saw the sky.

London’s Jekyll and Hyde Park

London’s Jekyll and Hyde Park

The Brits are smart, with their multiple-personality parks. There’s something for everyone in Hyde Park, even the birds.

Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

Magpies pose and inspired haiku with their tuxedo coloring and bright blue wings.

Autumn Haiku: Just Like Dorothy

Autumn Haiku: Just Like Dorothy

Autumn is all around us at Little House in the Rockies, and a haiku came naturally, like the fall colors.

The Little Brown Social Birds of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

The Little Brown Social Birds of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

Social little birds flit about and fascinate near Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire’s Stonehaven.

Birdsong Haiku and Bird Appreciation 101

Birdsong Haiku and Bird Appreciation 101

Looking at and listening to birds makes me feel calm and content, as though I’m on the front row observing a fluttering and dynamic ecosystem in fluid motion.

Gulls of Aberdeen Harbor (including haiku)

Gulls of Aberdeen Harbor (including haiku)

I’m a gull watcher. Aberdeen is a good place for it.

Haiku: The Gift

Haiku: The Gift

Celebrating kindred spirits, serendipity and Great Blue Herons on the Bolivar Peninsula.

Haiku: Wildlife and Wildfire

Haiku: Wildlife and Wildfire

Wildfires abound in Colorado right now. Nearest to us here at Little House in the Rockies (but not an imminent threat) is the Weston Pass fire southwest of FairPlay. It’s about 25 miles away, as the crow flies. We can see and smell the smoke. […]

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S. The day we remember those who served in our military and did not live to come home. Andy Rooney Rethinks Memorial Day I saw a thoughtful piece by the late commentator Andy Rooney that’s worth sharing, Rooney Rethinks Memorial […]

Haiku: Simple Pleasures in the Mountain Air

Haiku: Simple Pleasures in the Mountain Air

A “grateful for nature” haiku from Little House in the Rockies, where absolute peace and tranquility abound.

A Swan Song

A Swan Song

I think a group of swans did a performance just for me. As I stood and watched, they changed direction, got in position, and swam by in a line. MUST.WRITE.HAIKU.

Happy Earth Day! Join Me for a Walk in the Park

Happy Earth Day! Join Me for a Walk in the Park

An Earth Day celebration of nature-filled Butler Shores Metropolitan Park along Ladybird Lake in Austin.

Spring is Calling

Spring is Calling

A humble little poem welcoming spring’s call.


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