Category: Nature

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

The Glover Gardens blog is back after a hiatus, sharing the positive outcome after we decided to Get On Up.

Well Hello, Deer…Thanks for Stopping By!

Well Hello, Deer…Thanks for Stopping By!

We had a visit from a beautiful mule deer here at Little House in the Rockies this week. She wasn’t at all skittish or shy.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Frogs can and do freeze, including their hearts, and then thaw and get right back to living their everyday froggy life when it warms up. We’re doing the renewal pruning at Glover Gardens in our own efforts to get our green back.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

We celebrate, honor and value birds, today and every day.

Living with the Dichotomy

Living with the Dichotomy

A heron stopped by Gumbo Cove while I was there doing more cleanup from Hurricane Zeta.

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A haiku inspired by mourning doves in the early morning at Gumbo Cove … were they sentries? Signposts? They seemed like they were anxiously awaiting something. Like us.

The Real Nature: Article from The Shoofly

The Real Nature: Article from The Shoofly

An article in the latest issue of The Shoofly Magazine beautifully captures the seemingly oppositional characteristics of nature and our relationship with it – peaceful but unpredictable, soothing, but sometimes dangerous – and brings back memories of falling trees.

The Hills are Alive! Picnic on a Mountain Top

The Hills are Alive! Picnic on a Mountain Top

A mountaintop picnic in Colorado’s Pike National Forest sparkled with nature and pineapple mimosas.

A Beauty in My Backyard

A Beauty in My Backyard

A forgotten beauty showed its face in my backyard a few weeks ago, as this gorgeous walking iris woke up and bloomed for the first time in years.

Listening

Listening

Now is a good time for listening, and learning.
I hear you. #BlackLivesMatter

A Yellow Tie, Flip-Flops and an Alligator

A Yellow Tie, Flip-Flops and an Alligator

A few random things as we batten down the hatches before Cristobal comes to visit.

The Easter Butterfly

The Easter Butterfly

And then, all of the sudden, it flew away, wafting on the breeze high above the cypress trees, its wings fluttering a timeless message: fear not, only believe.

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

A solo trip to a botanical garden was a tonic in troubled times and the inspiration for a poem.

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

The story this picture tells is the relentless march of “progress” and how we continue to eradicate nature in favor of more and more and more and MORE cement and “convenience”.

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Winter will make way for spring, in many ways.

The Wary Pelican

The Wary Pelican

A brown pelican dictates a conservation haiku.

Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset

Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset

My lost loved ones were in this sky, whispering a gossamer goodbye.

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Seagulls and brown pelicans in Bay St. Louis give me a lesson in mindfulness reminiscent of Thoreau’s experience at Walden

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

Everyone touches the world in their own way. Making my own tiny imprint through this blog, I want to write more about the gentle things in life.


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