Category: Spring

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A quiet story about coming out of a long, silent austerity into the startlingly lush experience of in-person conversation and a meal with another couple outside of our bubble.

The Wonders of Blue Skies, Magpies and the Big Thaw

The Wonders of Blue Skies, Magpies and the Big Thaw

Grab a cup of coffee and I’ll walk you through a couple of happy hours I spent with my camera on Easter afternoon at the Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area.

The Living Hope of Easter

The Living Hope of Easter

Our fence posts seemed to be a set of crosses with a message: Spring is here, the tomb is empty, and resurrection, rebirth and new growth are real.

Happy Spring to You, from Texas

Happy Spring to You, from Texas

Here’s a Texas bluebonnet for you. It’s our state flower, and this one is still in the process of opening up. I think it is a metaphor for now.

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.

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

In the winter of our COVID-19 discontent, spring is a reminder that resilience, empathy and love are the strongest contagions.

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.

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 […]

Good Friday Lilies

Good Friday Lilies

If Easter lilies are white, perhaps these gorgeous red lilies are Good Friday lilies.

Orange Blossom Haiku

Orange Blossom Haiku

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

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.

April in Paris: Museum of Montmartre and Renoir’s Gardens

April in Paris: Museum of Montmartre and Renoir’s Gardens

The Museum of Montmartre and Renoir’s Gardens throb with a creative, imaginative and harmonious aesthetic that evokes the era of impressionist art in Paris.

A Swan Song

A Swan Song

I think a group of swans did a performance just for me. As I stood and watched, they changed direction, got in position, and swam by in a line. MUST.WRITE.HAIKU.

Happy Earth Day! Join Me for a Walk in the Park

Happy Earth Day! Join Me for a Walk in the Park

An Earth Day celebration of nature-filled Butler Shores Metropolitan Park along Ladybird Lake in Austin.

Jasmine, the Calming Smell of Spring

Jasmine, the Calming Smell of Spring

Glover Gardens is an aromatherapy district with an abundance of jasmine this spring.

Spring is Calling

Spring is Calling

A humble little poem welcoming spring’s call.

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.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku (Now with Part 2 and One More Haiku)

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku (Now with Part 2 and One More Haiku)

An image inspires a variety of possible stories, imagined through haiku – Part 2.

Dandelion Haiku

Dandelion Haiku

Haiku for spring dandelions.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku

An image inspires a variety of possible stories, imagined through haiku.


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