Category: Nature

Peaceful in Mississippi

Peaceful in Mississippi

Peaceful images from a weekend at Gumbo Cove.

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

I’m fascinated by the dandelion; such a temporal thing it is. Transient, and yet tenacious, it grows, blooms, morphs, and flies away, above the fray, to plant seeds (and a new life) somewhere else.

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

Combining an acknowledgement that there are way too may good reasons to be cynical right now with a reminder that the world still has great things to offer us.

Some Days, You’re the Windshield; Some Days, You’re the Bug (and How the Rose Helped)

Some Days, You’re the Windshield; Some Days, You’re the Bug (and How the Rose Helped)

Nature is a natural antidote to down days.

Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature

Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature

Boreas Pass in central Colorado is scenic, lovely, unspoiled and a call from nature to join her.

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.


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