Category: Simple Pleasures

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

Just around the corner from crowded Covent Garden in London, I found an unexpected peaceful haven, a magical courtyard. I had entered another dimension, Harry Potter-style.

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Birdhouse Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness, I really looked at this bird house when I came upon it in a friend’s yard. What would it look like to a bird?

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

I’d like to get better at being in the moment, truly living, absorbing, feeling, whatever it is that I’m doing. Being more mindful, overall.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

The Best Contagion: Laughter

The Best Contagion: Laughter

Oh how therapeutic laughter is! Can’t you feel it just looking at them? This is one of the favorite pictures I’ve ever snapped. I have no idea if it’s “any good” by photography standards, but it makes me happy every time I look at it.

Through Another’s Lens

Through Another’s Lens

The Eiffel Tower looked new to me through the Grill-Meister’s eyes.

Camera Flash on Snow

Camera Flash on Snow

A video and photos of an unexpected Memorial Day weekend snowstorm in central Colorado, and a haiku to capture the feeling.

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.

A Fire in the Fireplace in the Middle of Summer, a Haiku, and Wildflowers

A Fire in the Fireplace in the Middle of Summer, a Haiku, and Wildflowers

A change of scenery brings mountain wildflowers, a fire in the fireplace and a haiku about the mesmerizing nature of flames.

Lordy, Lord Baltimore!

Lordy, Lord Baltimore!

A digital postcard from Glover Gardens with scarlet Lord Baltimore blooms.

Epic Seafood Boil Memories from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Epic Seafood Boil Memories from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

A Glover Gardens reader shares childhood memories of seafood boils: “total freedom and good eating in a safe corner of the world”. Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is one of Expedia’s Most Beautiful Towns in America list, and now on my Must-Go list.

Haiku: The Gift

Haiku: The Gift

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

The Jazzy Sounds of Summer at Glover Gardens

The Jazzy Sounds of Summer at Glover Gardens

The summer months bring a welcome flurry of jazzy sounds to Glover Gardens. Here’s the newest recording from a couple of musical millennials with very bright futures, Thomas Wenglinski and Joel White.

Rabbit, Run!

Rabbit, Run!

Nature is all the entertainment we need here at Little House in the Rockies, our little cabin in Central Colorado. A visit from a cute little Peter Cottontail enabled a mid-hop bunny photo.

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.

Backyard Haiku (for NaHaiWriMo)

Backyard Haiku (for NaHaiWriMo)

Spring is breaking out early, and the birds are all over here at Glover Gardens. Check out the portraits of Mama Cardinal, and a haiku for #NaHaiWriMo.


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