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
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
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
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)
In the winter of our COVID-19 discontent, spring is a reminder that resilience, empathy and love are the strongest contagions.
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?
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
If Easter lilies are white, perhaps these gorgeous red lilies are Good Friday lilies.
Orange Blossom Haiku
The orange tree reminds us that spring is here, even though it is cold and wet.
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
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
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
An Earth Day celebration of nature-filled Butler Shores Metropolitan Park along Ladybird Lake in Austin.
Jasmine, the Calming Smell of Spring
Glover Gardens is an aromatherapy district with an abundance of jasmine this spring.
Spring is Calling
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)
An image inspires a variety of possible stories, imagined through haiku – Part 2.