Category: Nature

Happy Earth Day, and Have You Thought About Bees?

Happy Earth Day, and Have You Thought About Bees?

Although every day should be Earth Day, it’s cool that we have a day to heighten awareness and reflect on doing a better job caring for our world. Checking on the Earth Day happenings at EarthDay.org, I found that one of the ongoing ecological campaigns […]

Orange Blossom Haiku

Orange Blossom Haiku

The orange tree reminds us that spring is here, even though it is cold and wet.

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.

Haiku: Santa Monica

Haiku: Santa Monica

twilight on the piersanta monica sunset the benediction Overrun with tourists and souvenir-hawking vendors, the Santa Monica Pier remains a worthy destination. The sunset guarantees it. Trust me on this. Note: because February is National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) and I’m a habitual haiku-er (is that […]

Glover Gardens 2019 Orange Harvest: A Bushel and a Peck

Glover Gardens 2019 Orange Harvest: A Bushel and a Peck

The 2019 orange harvest at Glover Gardens … sunshine in a glass.

3 Haiku for a Bighorn Sheep

3 Haiku for a Bighorn Sheep

A magnificent bighorn sheep posed for me, turning this way and that. He was either mildly amused or mildly annoyed, and we enjoyed a few moments together. Three haiku and these photos are the result.

Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

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

Haiku: The Uninterested Llama

Haiku: The Uninterested Llama

Fall colors in Jefferson, Colorado make the perfect backdrop for an uninterested llama, who inspired a haiku.

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.

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Scottish bees and purple flowers, and a haiku.

Gulls of Aberdeen Harbor (including haiku)

Gulls of Aberdeen Harbor (including haiku)

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

Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits

Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits

Chipmunks posing in Park County, CO make for peaceful pictures.

Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”

Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”

I’d like to be on that porch at Little House in the Rockies, looking at that sunset, feeling the mountain air, shivering just a little.

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. […]

Haiku: The Slow Lane

Haiku: The Slow Lane

Llamas and tractors and pastures, oh my! Another Colorado-inspired nature haiku from Glover Gardens.

Haiku: The Road to…

Haiku: The Road to…

On Elkhorn Road headed North toward Como, CO, the tired old asphalt is framed in spring by spunky yellow wildflowers. Thus, a haiku.


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