Category: Nature

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections on an open mind, a growth mindset and an open heart. An open heart is the hardest.

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

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

Mindfulness Musings from Rose of Rose Farmhaus

Mindfulness Musings from Rose of Rose Farmhaus

A peaceful picture of simple pleasures painted with words and images from a friend in Round Top, Texas.

Have Some Weed, Butterfly!

Have Some Weed, Butterfly!

Butterflies, butterfly weed, and a caterpillar relocation project. It’s never a dull moment at Glover Gardens.

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

I’ve always wondered how our beasts of burden feel about their “jobs”. Are their feet hurting? Do they enjoy being useful, understanding how important they are to us, or do they want to go on strike for better working conditions, a day off, or higher “wages”?

After the Rain, I Hear Flowers (a poem)

After the Rain, I Hear Flowers (a poem)

…about mindfulness, and flowers, and tasting life…

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.


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