Category: Simple Pleasures

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.

Comfort Food Alert: My Beloved Da Corradi in London has the BEST Spaghetti Carbonara

Comfort Food Alert: My Beloved Da Corradi in London has the BEST Spaghetti Carbonara

Close your eyes after taking just one bite of the Spaghetti Carbonara at Da Corradi in London and you’ll expect to find Northern Italy when you open them.

Variations on a Feline Theme, Because There Aren’t Enough Cat Pictures in the World (and a haiku)

Variations on a Feline Theme, Because There Aren’t Enough Cat Pictures in the World (and a haiku)

Fiona and Godfrey: variations on a cat-napping theme.

Excited about Star Anise and Pho

Excited about Star Anise and Pho

Star anise’s fragrant perfume is redolent of licorice and promise.

A Little Bit of Americana Deep in the Heart of Texas

A Little Bit of Americana Deep in the Heart of Texas

Americana abounds at the 2018 Chili Cookoff in tiny Round Top, Texas (pop. 90).

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

Headed out to the Round Top Chili Cookoff with friends today, I’m inspired to reblog this post from last year. It’s a tale of a chili cook-off fundraiser in a tiny Texas town, two friends, five gallons of spilled chili, dozens of kind people and […]


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